Submit and Access Data about Safe Routes to School Programs
This page is the one-stop place for all the National Center’s resources related to data collection and evaluation. The links provided here direct users to resources for collecting, entering, and using Safe Routes to School (SRTS) data.
There are many benefits to collecting data related to Safe Routes to School. At the local level, it can help guide the planning process and give information as to how the program is working. At the same time, many states require applicants and recipients of the SRTS funds to participate in the national data collection effort.
The National Center provides resources to help make collecting and summarizing data as easy and straightforward as possible for communities and states. These resources help those involved in local programs collect, enter, and analyze their data. Hundreds of local programs and thousands of schools are using these resources to gather information about their local SRTS programs.
Watch a short video that summarizes the data resources the National Center offers and/or read a one-page description of the data collection tools.
This one-page overview document summarizes how the Student Travel Tally sheet and the Parent Survey work, and the information that they provide.
Start Collecting Data
Data collection questionnaires greatly simplify the process of collecting local SRTS data.
Standardized Forms Instructions: These basic instructions explain how to distribute and collect the two standardized forms.
Student Travel Tally: This one-page form can be used to collect information about student travel to and from school at the classroom-level.
Parent Survey: This two-page form can be used to collect information about student travel, important issues, and parental attitudes. The National Center offers paper-based and online survey collection.
Start Entering Data to Generate Reports
The online Data System provides tools to enter, update, view, and summarize data from standardized forms.
Data System Instructions (PDF): Provides written step-by-step instructions on how to use the online Data System.
How to Mail Data for Processing: Local programs that don’t need quick access to data can send it to the National Center for processing. Results usually take 4 to 6 weeks, but it can take up to 8 weeks depending on the volume of data in the queue.
Access the Data System: Create or return to an account, enter new data from paper forms, and view summary reports.
Sample Local Data Report (PDF): View sample data and a report from the online system to see how your report may look.