Better data = informed decisions

Do you know where your school stands within the context of other Jewish day schools?
Do you want to benchmark your school to similar Jewish day schools?

Know where your school stands in relation to other Jewish day schools across North America. Use the data to explore your school’s strengths and opportunities, set goals, and understand how you fit into fieldwide trends.

80 Jewish day schools (and counting) are already using DASL. You can be next!

Prizmah and NAIS have joined forces, enabling the Prizmah Network of schools to utilize the Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL) tool to generate fieldwide data and customized benchmarking reports in the areas of expenses, revenue, tuition, financial aid, enrollment, and fundraising.   

You will be able to compare financial and enrollment metrics to other Jewish day schools, which can help you set goals, assess your progress, and make data-driven decisions. School leaders are able to generate actionable data related to all aspects of school operations, including tuition, financial aid, admission, enrollment, salaries, and more. The tool allows for annual data collection, longitudinal reporting and easy-to-configure customized benchmarking reports to compare your school’s figures to national or regional trends and to a comparison group of schools that you choose.

  • The tool is available to Jewish day schools who wish to participate.
  • Schools not affiliated with the Prizmah Network will be able to pull basic reports on DASL.
  • A fieldwide report based on the 2019-2020 data will be available to Prizmah Network affiliated schools.
  • Customized reports created by Prizmah can be developed for Prizmah Network Plus affiliated schools for a nominal consulting fee.

Here is an example of the types of DASL reports you can access and create (available to Network affiliated schools only):  Admission Director Salary Data

Here is the 2020 fieldwide benchmarking report based on the DASL data. 

If you already use DASL and you’re in a Prizmah Network school, you will be able to benchmark your school against your independent school network and the Prizmah Network. When you log in to DASL, please check that Prizmah is listed as one of your affiliated associations.

Time frame
Data entry: June 11, 2020 – October 15, 2020
Reporting available: Mid-November 2020

I’m interested. What should I do?

E-mail Odelia Epstein, Director of the Knowledge Center at Express interest and we can make sure your school is on track to be a part of this project.

Note: When inputting data, accuracy of the data is crucial to the relevance of the reporting. Please ensure your revenue and expense data reflects your school’s actuals.

"Using DASL allows me to put my school’s admission and enrollment data in national, regional, and association-based context. This is invaluable as I work to communicate our successes, goals, and challenges to school leadership and supports data-driven decision making concerning where I should be spending my time and resources." 

-Orna Siegel, Director of Enrollment and Tuition Assistance at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School