Illuminating what is working
through data analytics
Increase the capacity of your organization to make evidence based decisions.
Performance Insights (Pi) is an actionable insights platform that challenges educators to think differently about education by bridging data science and education.
Vela Institute partners with educators to create opportunity from the results of evidence-based practice and interactive data visualizations.
The collective expertise of our team is available to write a grant, create a robust organizational structure, and develop policies or leadership development.
Check out what some of our past clients are saying about Vela Institute
“Over the years, I have worked with many consultants who have provided support in the area of data analysis, but have been most impressed with Todd. Not only is he professional and timely, he communicates clearly and provides guidance and clarity in his explanations. I most appreciate his deep understanding of college access.”Stacy SneedAssistant Director and Data Coordinator, Woodward Hines Foundation
“One of the reasons I decided to work with Mr. Nolt is because of his years of experience with a large GEAR UP grants that are in rural areas. These students have different needs and beliefs about college. He understands our programs and the needs of our students and schools.”Melanie MartinGEAR UP Director, Thomas University
“Jennifer is a creative problem solver. She has a wealth of experience in varied organizational settings, command of a broad knowledge base, and the capacity to identify improvement strategies that lead to success.”Betty HaleSenior Fellow, Institute for Educational Leadership
“Pi is the perfect database to capture college access services for our students. Our staff finds Pi to be very user friendly and the Vela staff are very responsive to our needs.”Monica LeeMonica Lee, Executive Director McNair Foundation
Decades of Experience
Exclusively Committed to Your Impact
Since day one, Vela Institute has been 100% focused on driving impact through analytics. We provide students, parents, and educators with the best information, so they can make the most informed decisions.
We understand your job is demanding, Vela Institute has the expertise and solutions designed to focus and grow your impact whether you are leading a non-profit, counseling high school juniors about college, or teaching a classroom of 8th graders. Let us Illuminate your data!
Best In-Class Technology
Gain Insight | Realize Efficiency | Make Connections
Modern, Easy, User-Friendly Interface
Performance Insights is the most modern and powerful longitudinal student data system in the nation. It was designed to be efficient, easy to use, and aesthetically pleasing.
Ensure Services are Connected to Outcomes
With Pi, it is easy to link your program’s key objectives, to your services, and all the way down to the individual student to ensure maximum impact.
Track which postsecondary institutions your students attended with the National Student Clearinghouse interface. Export and import NSC files with a single click.
Use the built-in and interactive data visualizations to explore, track, and drive your program’s goals. Use custom reports and pre-defined “push” reports to further enhance your view of your program.
Start Illuminating Your Data.
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