SETS: Student Evaluation & Tracking System

Manage Your Program & Evaluate Student Progress

SETS was developed for schools and studios that teach challenged students valuable skills while teaching a skill or craft. These are the skills and abilities we all need in order to learn well, what educator Bill Rossi calls The Principles of Empowerment.

Performing arts, visual arts, martial arts, sports, academics -- this affordable software simplifies program management while it attracts and retains funding with professional-level student assessment reports. And it's so flexible, you can use the features you need and leave the rest.

With SETS you can:

Watch this 2-minute video to see why SETS will simplify your job and improve effectiveness (an info-video is at bottom of page):

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 any organization that uses it.

Assess Student Development

  • 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

Visit the FAQ for more details.

Watch this fun 2-minute video to see how SETS simplifies student assessment:

Assess Teachers

SETS' teacher assessment scale helps you pinpoint staff strengths and weaknesses.

Teacher performance is a key ingredient for student success. Evaluate teachers through quantitative and qualitative measurement of their:

  • Understanding and use of your 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

Visit the FAQ for more details.

Improve Teacher Effectiveness

SETS' assessment scales help teachers focus on developing the life skills all students need to excel - the Principles of Empowerment described here.

Using these Principles and SETS, 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

Visit the FAQ for more details.

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.

Simplify Program Management

Finding it challenging to keep your program organized? Want to simplify program management all in one place? SETS does that too:

  • 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

Visit the FAQ for more details.

This short info-video tour shows exactly how SETS will simplify your job and improve effectiveness:

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
  • Provide Human Services and Mental Health providers with the information they need, in formats familiar to them (this is mandatory if you want to receive ongoing funding and referrals)
  • Demonstrate efficient use of resources

Visit the FAQ for more details.

SETS: Affordable, Easy to Use Software

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

Maggie Leyman

Director of Development, Mighty Writers, Philadelphia

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


SETS' database can reside on a shared network - or - reside on one computer or flash drive/memory stick. It is priced at just $395 and comes with a no problem, 30 day money back guarantee. Period.

Contact us to discuss bulk or franchise pricing.

Want to Simplify and Improve? SETS Was Made for You.

Need a little more information? Read the FAQ, watch the info-video just above, or contact us for a demo. Then, just get started – it really can be that simple!