PROFILE EVALUATION FORM

 

 

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Analyst:                                                                                                           Date Reviewed:                      


Site Name:                                                                                                                    Star Rating:              


Address:                                                                                                                                                         


City:                                                       State:                                                   Zip:                                      


Site URL:                                                                                                                                                       


Database URL:                                                                                                                                               



Contact Information



Contact Person:                                                                          Title:                                                          


Phone: ( _____ ) _____ - _____________  E-mail Address:                                                                               


Notes:                                                                                                                                                            


                                                                                                                                                                      


                                                                                                                                                                      



Contact Dates



Date: _________  Notes:                                                                                                                                 


                                                                                                                                                                      


Date: _________  Notes:                                                                                                                                 


                                                                                                                                                                      


Date: _________  Notes:                                                                                                                                 


                                                                                                                                                                      




Section 1:

User-Friendliness (directions, ease of navigation, general information)            Score            

Max 10


1. Did the Site's URL bring the user directly to the start of the profile questionnaire (Yes=1, No=0):             


2. If not, where did URL bring the user (Data Only):                                                                                      


                                                                                                                                                                       


3. How many page changes before arriving at the profile questionnaire (0pg=1, 1pg=0, 2pg= -1):                


4. Was the web site's wording easy to understand (Yes=1, No= 0):                                                                


5. Was the web site well organized, and easy to follow (Yes=2, No= 0):                                                        


6. Initial web site appearance was                                                                   (All = 2, 5/6 = 1, 4/6 = 0)


A. Professional            D. Color Scheme pleasing      

B. Pleasing                  E. Words easy to read                         

C. Attractive                 F. Design Logical                                


7. Please list database size if available (Data Only):                                                                                      


8. Is the web site strictly scholarship orientated (Yes=1, No=0):                                                                      


9. If the web site is more than scholarships-orientated, describe the site’s main goal (Data Only):                


                                                                                                                                                                       


A. Admissions            C.  Preparing for College        E.   A through D

B. Financial Aid         D.   Grants and Scholarships


10. How many months since the site was updated (3 Months=2, 4-5 Months=1, 6+ Months= -1):                     


11. Does the search site make any specific claims (Data Only):                                                                      


                                                                                                                                                                       


12. If yes, please list all applicable answers (Data Only):                                                                               


                                                                                                                                                                       



Additional Comments:


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       




Section 2:

Information Required for The User & User Profile                       Score            

Max 24

13. Does the site require a username and/or password, and if yes, what is required (Yes=2, No= -1):            


                                                                                                                                                                       

14. How many information areas did the questionnaire use (All=5, 6/7=4, 5/7=3, 4/7=2, Less=0):                   
           

A. Family members’ backgrounds                   E. Family Finances (income)  

B. Student's non-academic background          F. The type of schools that interest the student

C. Student's major & degree                            G. Interest in a particular geographic region

D. Student's high school records                                

           

15. Were the questions arranged in a logical, understandable sequence (Yes=2, Mostly=1, No=-1):              

                                                                                                                                                                       


16. How many questions did the student profile contain (20 or More = 3, 15-19=1, 14 or Less= -1):                 

17. Does the site require academic information, class rank, GPA or SAT scores (Yes=2, No=0):                    

                                                                                                                                                                       


18. Are the questions directly related to scholarship information, or are they unduly invasive regarding

    the user’s privacy (Yes=1, No=
-1):                                                                                                              


19. Did each profile section provide extensive choices (All=2, Most=1, Some= -1, None= -2):                        


                                                                                                                                                                       


20. How often can the user conduct new searches (Monthly/Weekly=2, Every 2 Months=1, More= -2):           


                                                                                                                                                                       


21. Can the user edit his/her profile (Anytime=3, Weekly/Monthly=0, 2 Months= -1, Over 3 Months= -2):        


                                                                                                                                                                       


22. Does the website release the search results immediately (Yes=1, No= -1):                                               

23. If no, please list reason(s) why the search results are not displayed immediately (Data Only):                


                                                                                                                                                                       


24. Please denote time to complete the profile questionnaire (Data Only):                                                    
 

25. Did this site provide print outs, or a list of hyper linked scholarships (Printout=1, Listed=0):                    



Additional Comments:


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       




Section 3:

Number & Relevancy of Matches (based on 25 diverse student profiles)    Score            

Max 41


26. Circle or highlight each generic student used, and list the number of scholarships they found



Student # 1                  Student # 6                  Student # 11                 Student # 16                 Student # 21

Student # 2                  Student # 7                  Student # 12                 Student # 17                 Student # 22

Student # 3                  Student # 8                  Student # 13                 Student # 18                 Student # 23

Student # 4                  Student # 9                  Student # 14                 Student # 19                 Student # 24

Student # 5                  Student # 10                 Student # 15                 Student # 20                 Student # 25


Points Awarded: ______


(Average number of results 35 or more = 10, 27-34 =7, 20-26 =4, 15-19=0, 14 or less =-3)

 


27. What percentage of scholarships/grants found were relevant – list the percentage next to each student



Student # 1                  Student # 6                  Student # 11                 Student # 16                 Student # 21

Student # 2                  Student # 7                  Student # 12                 Student # 17                 Student # 22

Student # 3                  Student # 8                  Student # 13                 Student # 18                 Student # 23

Student # 4                  Student # 9                  Student # 14                 Student # 19                 Student # 24

Student # 5                  Student # 10                 Student # 15                 Student # 20                 Student # 25


Points Awarded: ______

 

(Average relevancy of 50% or more = 25, 40-49 =18, 30-39 =10, 20-29% =3, 19 or less = -5)

 


28. What percentage of the deadlines have passed (0-25%=3, 26-50%=2, 51-75%=0, 76-100%=-1):                   


29. What percentage provided means of contact (0-25%=-1, 26-50%=1, 51-75%=2, 76-100%=3):                       


30. Did the site mention the number of awards available, and given out (Data Only):                                   


                                                                                                                                                                      


31. Did the site mention whether or not the scholarships/grants were renewable (Data Only):                      

                                                                                                                                                                       



Additional Comments:


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       



Section 4:

Privacy Policy / Disclaimer                                                               Score            

Max 10


32. Did the site have a Privacy Policy (Yes=3, No=0):                                                                                     

33. If yes, was it easy to locate and write the web address (Yes=3, No=0):                                                     


34. Briefly describe the site’s Privacy Policy (Data Only):                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                       

35. Did the site have a Disclaimer/Terms of Use (Yes=2, No=0):                                                                      

36. If yes, was it easy to locate and write the web address (Yes=2, No=0):                                                     

37. Briefly summarize the site’s Disclaimer/Terms of Use (Data Only):                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                       

Additional Comments:


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       



Section 5:

Commercialization                                                                              Score            

Max 15


NOTE: Intrusive advertisements include the following: popup, popunder, slide-in, fly-in, flashing colors,
            moving graphics, those which play through one’s speakers, or deceivingly pull one away from the
            task at hand.


38. How many intrusive ads were found outside the questionnaire (0=6, 1-2=2, 3 or more= -1):                     


39. How many intrusive ads were found within the questionnaire (0=6, 1-2=2, 3 or more= -2):                       

40. What section had the most advertising (Data Only):                                                                                  


                                                                                                                                                                       


41. Please list all types of advertisements found on the web site (0=3, 1-2=2, 3 or more=0):_____________


A. Stationary                                        E. Popup

B. Banner                                            F. Popunder
C. Banner, moving words                    G. Slide-in / Fly-in

D. Banner, moving graphics



Additional Comments:


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       




Section 6:

Editors’ Choice                                                                                    Score            

+ / -


Points Awarded: ________  Points Subtracted: _________


Additional Comments, Reasons for Addition/Subtraction of Points:


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       





Section 1: _______

Section 2: _______

Section 3: _______

Section 4: _______

Section 5: _______


Total Score: _____




WEBSITE REPORT

 

 

Section 1: User Friendliness
A Written Summary Consisting of Questions 1-12


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       


Section 2: Information Required for The User & User Profile
A Written Summary Consisting of Questions 13-25


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       


Section 3: Number & Relevancy of Matches

A Written Summary Consisting of Questions 26-31


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       


Section 4: Privacy Policy / Disclaimer
A Written Summary Consisting of Questions 32-37


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       


Section 5: Commercialization
A Written Summary Consisting of Questions 38-41


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       


Section 6: Summary

A Written Synopsis on All Aspects of The Website


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       



CRITICAL REVIEW


Introduction
A Positive, Detailed (1-3 Paragraph) Summary of Your Overall Impression of The Site


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       



Editor’s Notes
Weigh Positive Against Negative – Think of It As a “Roast of XYZ Website”


                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       



 

RATING CRITERIA

 

The Profile Sites we evaluate must obtain The Scholarship & Grant Guide's ratings.  We are analyzers and judges, and employ our strict, designed guidelines for rating each category to determine the star rating of each website using our five-category evaluation.  If we can’t resolve a star rating, indecision between assigning a higher or a lower rating based on our analysis of the website's categories, skepticism will generate the lower of the two ratings.



5 STAR categories must achieve a score of 95 to 100 points

 

4 ½ STAR categories must achieve a score of 90 to 95 points

 

4 STAR categories must achieve a score of 82 to 89 points

 

3 ½ STAR categories must achieve a score of 75 to 82 points

 

3 STAR categories must achieve a score of 67 to 74 points

 

2 ½ STAR categories must achieve a score of 60 to 67 points

 

2 STAR categories must achieve a score of 52 to 59 points

 

1 ½ STAR categories must achieve a score of 45 to 52 points

 

1 STAR category must achieve a score of 22 to 44 points

 

½ STAR categories must achieve a score of 0 to 21 points




Overall Star Rating

5

4

3

2

1



5 stars              Exceptional                               2 1/2 stars        

4 1/2 stars                                                         2 stars              Fair

4 stars              Superior                                    1 1/2 stars        

3 1/2 stars                                                         1 star                Poor

3 stars              Good                                        1/2 star            



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