This 1.5 minute video shows what SETS software can do for you:

SETS: Student Evaluation & Tracking System is perfect for small and mid-sized after school programs.

  • SETS organizes your students, classes and staff, resulting in consistent service delivery that everyone respects
  • SETS’ concise reports give you the data you need to demonstrate program impact
  • SETS helps teachers focus on students' strengths and specific benchmarks

✔ Assess Student Development

Assess using both qualitative (more subjective) and quantitative benchmarks, and produce comprehensive reports for funders and parents.


  • Efficiently record and report on quantitative and qualitative student outcomes including progress reports and goals – all in one place
  • Track outcomes with three quantitative scales: Self-Esteem, Assessment by Others, and Teacher Assessment (even just using the Teacher Assessment gives you very valuable feedback and reports)
  • Produce reports that clearly connect the dots to prove the impact of your program on the whole student.

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✔ Simplify Program Management

SETS simplifies management by organizing students, staff, and classes so your program operates smoothly, demonstrating a high level of professionalism.


  • Easily access information across programs, at your fingertips
  • Communicate with staff, clients, and their significant others
  • Save time with quick attendance entry
  • Manage all contacts from a single database, eliminating the need for multiple lists
  • Efficiently track and manage program details including class rosters, demographics, relevant background information, and activities
  • Compare progress of individuals, groups, and populations - contrast with control groups, if desired
  • Highlight problem areas and causes
  • Determine the most efficient use of resources and control costs

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Watch this 2-minute video to see how SETS will simplify your job and improve and legitimize effectiveness:

✔ Assess Teachers

If you have a staff of teachers working with you, SETS can help with that too. SETS' teacher assessment scale helps you pinpoint staff strengths and weaknesses.


Evaluate teachers through measurement of any or all of the following:

  • Understanding and use of the curriculum
  • Implementation of your approach
  • Communication and responsiveness to students and parents
  • Ability and willingness to grasp and incorporate new ideas and approaches and apply to teaching
  • Commitment to your school

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✔ Attract & Retain Students / Generate Funding

Quantify student success to parents and funders. Parents love data and funders demand it, so let it speak.


With SETS you will easily:

  • Quantify student outcomes including gains in learning ability and behavior
  • Demonstrate your commitment to program integrity and quality
  • Easily provide Human Services and Mental Health funders with the information they need, in professional grade formats they're familiar with (this is mandatory if you want to receive ongoing funding and referrals).
  • Demonstrate efficient use of resources

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✔ Improve Teacher Effectiveness

SETS' assessment helps teachers hone their creative mentoring skills by focusing on developing the life skills all students need to excel - the Principles of Empowerment described here.


Using these Principles and SETS arts mentoring software, teachers are better able to:

  • Present material in a relevant way
  • Discover how students learn to empower them to become self-directed learners
  • Promote and facilitate students' strengths and learning capacities
  • Identify students' responses to their strengths
  • Find and promote ways students can best relate to curriculum
  • Assess core learning elements to promote personal understanding in students
  • Learn to write concise, achievable goals, student profiles, and progress reports

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Technology & Pricing

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SETS is affordable because it's PC-based - housed on your computer, so you don't pay ongoing monthly and yearly fees. It's priced at only $395 and comes with a no problem, 30-day money back guarantee. Period.

It's easy to learn, too. Simple quick-start user manuals and video tutorials with “sandbox” database ensure fast, painless learning:

  • An intuitive menu system provides easy input
  • User security features ensure privacy and confidentiality
  • Comprehensive reports are produced with the click of a button

SETS requires Windows XP or Windows 7 or above; Mac users purchase Parallels software to bridge to Windows programs. SETS operates on a single computer or Local Area Network. It's priced at just $395 and comes with a no problem, 30 day money back guarantee because if you're not happy with SETS, you shouldn't have it..

Contact us to discuss bulk or franchise pricing.

This 2-minute video demonstrates how SETS gives you the competitive edge:

Merge Education guarantees SETS 100%.

How do we know SETS will serve your needs so well? Because it was developed by a program director and educator who faced the same sort of challenges you face every day,.

The ethic here at Merge is one of positivity and inclusion which at the very least requires honesty and straight shooting. What if you buy SETS and don't like it? Just contact us within 30 days and you'll have your money back. Guaranteed.

SETS. Affordable, intuitive software that gives you the tools you need to succeed.


Maggie Leyman

Director of Development, Mighty Writers, Philadelphia

At Mighty Writers, we are always looking for better ways to evaluate impact. Beyond testimonials and observation, it can be hard to measure improvements in self-esteem and academic achievement in out-of-school programs.

SETS immediately jumped out as a tool that could help us quantify impact — and keep us organized.

SETS has been especially useful for us because we were able to tailor it to our specific needs, and it enables us to directly involve our constituents in the evaluation process through surveys and check-ins.

Best of all, the team behind SETS is exceptionally responsive.

Thomasina Winslow

Fine Arts Program Director, St. Anne Institute, Albany, NY and Delta Blues musician

SETS has actually made my job easier! It has changed my perception of evaluation tools, as I believe it will for anyone who uses it.

Dawn Smelser

Dance Teacher, Philadelphia

SETS helped me break cycles of repeating ineffective techniques. Once I started tracking my students' learning curves and the triggers that led to counterproductive behavior, I worked smarter.

My classes began to run more smoothly because I was more in tune with the students’ needs, so more material was being covered and retained. SETS evaluation made my life easier and made me a better teacher.

IT Professional

SETS is "World-to-Systems" instead of "Systems-to-World". It's a refreshing change from typical evaluation tools.

Veronica Jenkins

Administrative Manager, Chester County Family Academy, West Chester, PA (charter school)

It’s easy to learn with the sandbox database, because it gives you an idea of what to be looking for – it kind of opens your mind – it’s a huge help.

Also, I love keeping all of the teacher information and data in the same place as student information – so we’re tracking teachers while we track students.

Laura Corbett

Intern/ Consultant, Philadelphia

SETS is a comprehensive and unique assessment software to assist organizations in tracking both qualitative and quantitative data, and that was exactly what we needed!

It only takes a few hours after using the tool to understand how it works and how to use it most effectively.

In addition, the support and extra help you receive from the SETS team is incredible. They are always there for you and are more than happy to help you through any confusion or technology problems, and provide suggestions in how to best use SETS with your specific organization.

SETS is an easy, accurate, and effective way to measure progress.