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Statistics – Finding the Easy Button!. An ACEware Webinar. With . Chuck Havlicek. Lauri Thompson. Today’s Agenda. The importance of data “ “ “ codes Finding them that are & aren’t Deadbeat Reports Top Dogs! Our Favorite Statistical Reports Summary & Questions.

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Statistics – Finding the Easy Button!

An ACEware Webinar

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Chuck Havlicek

Lauri Thompson

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Today’s Agenda

  • The importance of data

  • “ “ “ codes

  • Finding them that are & aren’t

  • Deadbeat Reports

  • Top Dogs!

  • Our Favorite Statistical Reports

  • Summary & Questions

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This Webinar Could Have Been Titled

  • Envisioning the Future – Finding Trends by Examining Data

  • Data Driven Project Management

  • How Statistics Changed My Life

  • Inferential Statistics Rock!

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You’re probably not psychic and you don’t want to guess . . .

You need Help to spot trends

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You DO have help…

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Back to the Drawing board…

Good Statistics start with the three W’s

…. Not a WWW… but..

  • Will

  • Way

  • Wanda

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How can I get my staff to capture the data?

  • The Hawthorne Effect..

  • Shine your little light on me…

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Free, New Report just for attending today!

Deadbeat – Additional Reports

Regs X Creator %age Track

To get your copy,

go to

Student Manager Resources


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Performance Monitoring / Tracking Code Collection

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It’s all about the codes…

  • A Code by any other name….

  • Codes on the…

    • Name Record

    • Course Record

    • Registration Record

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DEADBEAT REPORTS(Chuck’s favorites!)

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Deadbeat Statistical Reports..


Special 1-Reg/1-Line (Deadbeat)

Additional Reports

Half-Life Rept 9-wk (JDI)

First Time Enrollee

First Course Registration

LERN Life HistXyr 00-09

Prior Year Growth – Year

Code Analyzer

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Amount of time prior to course begin date when registrations arrived. Particularly useful for conference planning.

Answers the question: We’re six weeks from the conference – based on years past, how many more registrations can we traditionally anticipate? Or: How bad are pre-registrations (relative to last year) at NN weeks before the program?

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First Time Enrollees

Summarizes all registrations and singles out those that are first time enrollees

Answers the question: How many new students did we attract during the time period of ???

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First Course Registration

Can we identify seminal courses.. That tend to generate the most follow up registrations

Answers the question: What courses will generate the most long term revenue (through students taking more classes)?

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Life History

Given a sample of students (from a quarter, from a class, frome ??), what were their attendance history in the time(s) before and after that sample time frame?

Answers the questions: What was the past registration history of a group? How long are we keeping students around (to enroll in subesequent terms?)

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Prior Year Growth ( also by Quarter or Month)

Compares current registrations to previous year(s)

Answers the question: How are we doing this (year? Quarter? Month? ) compared to prior years?

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…. For the Advanced Statistics Guru…

Code Analyzer

Uses a combination of JustDoIt and CODEREPT to analyze multiple code groups based on a name criteria (ie: zip code.)

Answers the question: What are the characteristics (based on selected Codes.) of particular geographic/demographic groups. Ie: Would an Italian Cooking course have enough interest on the north side of Kansas City?

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Name Statistical Reports (Including Top Dog)



Demographic Summary

Performance Summary

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Top Dog Names (& Firms!)

Reports / Statistics / Names / Performance Sorting

  • Can be sorted by

  • Money

  • Courses Taken

  • CEUs Earned

  • Class Hours

  • Credits Earned

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Top Dog Courses

Reports / Statistics / Course / Performance Sorting

  • Can be sorted by

  • Total Due

  • Total Paid

  • Outstanding Balance

  • Net Income

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Statistical Reports:

Demographic Summaries

Reports / Demographics / Names /

Demographic Summary

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Why would you run demographic summaries?

  • To determine # of students with specific interest codes

  • How far are your students traveling?

  • Should you put a stack of free brochures in the library in the next county?

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Course Data Summaries

Reports / Statistics / Course /

Course Data Summary

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Why would you run course data summaries?

  • In what types of courses were your registrations?

  • Which coordinator is running the most profitable courses?

  • Course capacity

  • Do classes make more often on Monday or Saturday?

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Statistics / Tracking Code

Reports / Statistics / Tracking Code (Brochure)

Answers the question: How well did a specific marketing effort succeed?

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Let us not forget . . .

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Don't forget!

F2 & F9

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A chain will break at it’s weakest link.

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Find and fix your weakest link to improve the overall strength of your program

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ACEware Regional Meetings:

May 5-6th Las Vegas

May 19-20th San Antonio

Don’t Forget….

Questions? Comments?

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