Pulse Points is a best-in-class, regional annual benchmarking platform, exclusively for AISNE member schools.

With a primary emphasis on salary and benefits, Pulse Points generates a robust data pool of varied school types, sizes, and locations across New England. Pulse Points users can access a variety of helpful filters to build custom reports and create meaningful peer-to-peer comparisons. Schools enjoy in-depth analysis of key financial indicators related to independent school management and operations. The power of this resource is intrinsically linked to the broad participation of our members. More than 70% of AISNE schools have submitted data.

This resource has been developed by AISNE members, for AISNE members, in order to make it the easiest, most nimble, and actionable tool it can be! Some key features of Pulse Points are:

  • A secure and confidential platform
  • Easy to use data entry and reporting
  • Personalized support from AISNE staff for using the platform
  • Guidance in extracting and interpreting survey results
  • Unlimited customized reports to compare data with other New England schools

Unlock the power of Pulse Points by becoming an AISNE member.

AISNE Members: Access Pulse Points

How Does It Work?

To respect the sensitive and confidential nature of the salary data being entered, each school will assign 1 – 2 administrators for Pulse Points (usually the Head of School and/or CFO). AISNE will then create an account in our secure system for these individuals.

Each August, we open the annual survey for your data entry. AISNE will make live support, educational webinars and meetings, and go-to tools and FAQs to make data entry as quick and seamless as possible. We understand Pulse Points may be just one of several surveys your school participates in every year. Based on member feedback, we close the data collection in mid-October, in alignment with other common surveys and reports. This allows us to scrub and then release the data for your reporting needs in early November, an ideal time to help you prepare annual budgets and board meeting presentations.

The annual Pulse Points dates change slightly, but this general timeline can help you prepare:

  • June: AISNE asks schools to review administrator accounts and make any needed updates.
  • July: AISNE informs schools of improvements and new features to the year’s Pulse Points survey.
  • August: Pulse Points data collection period opens.
  • October: Pulse Points data collection period closes.
  • November: Pulse Points benchmarking reports are ready for members to create and extract.

For an overview of how to input data, watch this info session from August, 2023.
Learn more about how to access reporting through the Pulse Points, watch this info session from December, 2023

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Pulse Points would not be possible without the generous support of and BerryDunn and Fred C. Church Insurance.