NSI 2014: Postsecondary Success: How Do You Know?

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Learn how one high school created a step-by-step process to gather, measure, and report post-secondary outcomes through the use of alumni surveys along with data from Student Tracker via the National Student Clearinghouse.

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NSI 2014: Postsecondary Success: How Do You Know?

  1. 1. NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
  2. 2. NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 | PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA Post-Secondary Success: How Would You Even Know? Pamela Hermann Hatboro-Horsham H.S. College, Occupation & Resource Counselor July 2014
  3. 3. 4 DEMOGRAPHICS 6.5% 5.6% 3.1% 1.8% 82.6%
  4. 4. 5 DEMOGRAPHICS Free & Reduced Lunch Population 14.72% Special Education Population 13.52% Gifted Education 4.78%
  5. 5. 6 DEMOGRAPHICS
  6. 6. 7 DEMOGRAPHICS
  7. 7. 8 STRUCTURE OF THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT Traditional Guidance Department • Six counselors each with a caseload of students in grades 9- 12, divided alphabetically CORE Team Model developed in 2009 • Introduction of a seventh counselor (C.O.R. Counselor) • In 2012, the department was reduced 6.5 counselors THE NEED Increased student and parent awareness Increased student and parent involvement Relevant and up-to-date information/resources Community connections Decrease redundancy of questions/office visits
  8. 8. 9 MY ROLE … College.Occupation.Resource. Counselor A unique position created with specific roles and responsibilities tied to Career & College Readiness. With only a small caseload, the C.O.R. Counselor is able to focus on creating department, student and parent offerings and programming.
  9. 9. 10 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR STUDENT SUCCESS Developed a series of events designed to promote both student and parent awareness to post- secondary opportunities Counselors’ Corner Alumni Panels Alumni Parent Panels College Fair(s) Summer & Fall Application Boot Camp
  10. 10. 11 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR STUDENT SUCCESS Senior Survey on Naviance From paper to electronic process Alumni Survey on Naviance 1 – 3 – 5 years out Student Tracker *Implemented in Spring of 2012 *Classes 2008-2012 Promotion of findings (S.B.O.D. and parents)
  11. 11. 12 QUALITATIVE SURVEYS We have incorporated surveys as a way of gathering information and feedback from our students. The surveys are created and delivered through Naviance and help to guide us in program development. • Senior Survey • Alumni Survey
  12. 12. 13 SENIOR SURVEY
  13. 13. 14 ALUMNI SURVEY
  14. 14. 15 ALUMNI DATA (Classes 2009-2012)
  15. 15. 16 NATIONAL vs. HHHS Nationally, 59.1% of high school students enroll in college during the Fall immediately after graduation
  16. 16. 17 NATIONAL vs. HHHS Nationally, 60% of high school students enroll in college within the first year of graduation
  17. 17. 18 NATIONAL vs. HHHS Nationally, 60% of high school students enroll in college in the first two years after graduation
  18. 18. 19 NATIONAL vs. HHHS Nationally, 80% of freshman students return for their sophomore year
  19. 19. 20 NATIONAL vs. HHHS *Nationally, only 54.1% of first time, full time undergraduates graduate within six years *16.1% were still enrolled *29.8% have dropped out completely
  20. 20. 21 Pamela Hermann COR Counselor Hatboro-Horsham High School phermann@hatboro-horsham.org
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