Student / Parent Evaluation Materials
Evaluation Requirements for SRTS Noninfrastructure Grants
Applicants for SRTS Noninfrastructure Mini-Grants must complete a pre and post survey to measure the change in walking and biking to school due to the grant activities.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School has developed a set of data collection forms and tools intended to help measure and understand how SRTS efforts improve opportunities for children to walk or bike to school. The following evaluation materials may be used but are not the required method:
- In-Class Student Tally – conducted in the classroom by the teacher
- Parent Survey – sent home for a parent to complete.
Schools awarded an SRTS noninfrastructure grant must do a second round of post-activity data collection once all grant-related activities are completed. Analysis of the data collected from the evaluations will help to assess whether the SRTS activities had any effect on getting students to walk and bicycle to school.
For more information about these evaluations, visit the National Center for Safe Routes to School at www.saferoutesinfo.org/data/materials/Brief_SRTS_Data_Collection_Descrip....
What is the In-Class Student Travel Tally?
This form allows teachers to poll students and record specific information about how children arrive to and depart from school. Through time, this survey instrument allows the school to track the progress of the program and adjust its SRTS program as necessary to ensure success.
More information about this form can be found at
What is the Parent Survey?
This questionnaire asks parents which factors affect their decision to allow (or not allow) their children to walk or bike to school, and provides an opportunity for parents to cite specific barriers or areas of concern. The survey results will identify the most prevalent parental concerns, which, if corrected, should increase the number of students walking and bicycling.
Parents should be able to complete this questionnaire, which may be completed on paper or online, in 5 to 10 minutes.
More information about this form can be found at www.saferoutesinfo.org/resources/evaluation_parent-survey.cfm.
When are the evaluations conducted?
Schools applying for and receiving a mini-grant must complete surveys at two different times during the school year to measure the change in walking and biking to school due to the grant activities.
- Pre-grant – Before applying for a mini-grant, a school must conduct a survey to measure walking and biking activity at the school.
- Post-grant – Once the grant activities are completed, the school must conduct a follow-up survey that will help to measure whether or not walking and biking to school has increased.
Detailed instructions on how to complete the National Center for Safe Routes to School in-class tally and the parent survey and how to report the results can be found at www.saferoutesinfo.org/data/materials/Specific_Form_Instructions.pdf.
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