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Community insights issue 2 I Civitas Learning

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Civitas Learning Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer Mark and SVP of Outcomes & Strategy Laura Malcolm share trends around high GPA students leaving institutions, the types of LMS activities that are most predictive of success, and the predictive value of incoming student data.

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Community insights issue 2 I Civitas Learning

  1. 1. Civitas Learning® Copyright ©2016 COMMUNITY INSIGHTS REPORT ISSUE 2 The Research Continues. We’ve Doubled the Number of Student Records. • Aggregated intelligence across 4 million active student records. • Deeper dive into initial insights. • Shared knowledge that empowers our partner institutions to drive improvement for student success. Civitas Learning® Copyright ©2016
  2. 2. Civitas Learning® Copyright ©2016 COMMUNITY INSIGHT 1 THE LMS ACTIVITIES THAT MATTER MOST Four types of LMS engagement are most predictive across all institution types: • Attendance Unique days visiting the online course, not logins • LMS grades Interim grades in the LMS • Course material engagement • Discussion board engagement This insight is based on 47 programs including 33 on-ground and 14 online across 38 institutions.
  3. 3. Civitas Learning® Copyright ©2016 COMMUNITY INSIGHT 1 THE LMS ACTIVITIES THAT MATTER MOST All the most predictive LMS features are derived variables, not raw data or counts directly from the LMS. • Relative Variables: Comparing the student to peers in the same section at the same time (e.g. unique days visiting the course). • Consistency Variables: How consistent is the student across course activities (e.g. posting assignments). • Min and Max Variables: Predictive power of the highest and lowest values for grades and other activities for each student. • Average Variables: Average values across the student’s courses for different activity types (e.g. discussion posts, grades).
  4. 4. Civitas Learning® Copyright ©2016 98% of institutions in this study are losing more students above 2.0 GPA than below it. This benchmark is based on a data set of 4 million students from 62 institutions. COMMUNITY INSIGHT 2 GAINING DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF HIGH GPA DEPARTURES
  5. 5. Civitas Learning® Copyright ©2016 COMMUNITY INSIGHT 2 GAINING DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF HIGH GPA DEPARTURES Only slight variance across institutions types GPA Findings All Students Avg % GPA <2.0 Avg % GPA between 2.0 and 3.0 Avg GPA >=3.0 Avg GPA >=2.0 62 institutions 22% 34% 44% 78% 30 Community Colleges 22% 33% 45% 78% 32 4-Year Institutions 22% 35% 43% 78% 16 Research Institutions 21% 38% 41% 79% 39 Access Institutions 22% 32% 46% 78% 23 Selective Admissions Institutions 22% 38% 40% 78% 16 Online Programs 19% 30% 51% 81% 59 Onground Programs 23% 35% 42% 77%
  6. 6. Civitas Learning® Copyright ©2016 COMMUNITY INSIGHT 2 GAINING DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF HIGH GPA DEPARTURES After the first year, the percent of students who leave with a GPA>=2.0 is 82% GPA Findings >1 Year Students Avg % GPA <2.0 Avg % GPA between 2.0 and 3.0 Avg GPA >=3.0 Avg GPA >=2.0 62 institutions 18% 38% 44% 82% 30 Community Colleges 18% 38% 44% 82% 32 4-Year Institutions 17% 40% 43% 83% 16 Research Institutions 17% 41% 42% 83% 39 Access Institutions 18% 37% 45% 82% 23 Selective Admissions Institutions 18% 42% 40% 82% 16 Online Programs 14% 34% 52% 86% 59 Onground Programs 19% 40% 41% 81%
  7. 7. Civitas Learning® Copyright ©2016 A growing body of research is exploring the relationship between high school performance, SAT/ACT tests and student success in higher ed. In looking at 440,000 student records from 17 partner institutions, we found no institutions for whom the norm referenced SAT or ACT test scores were significantly more predictive than high school data. COMMUNITY INSIGHT 3 THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF INCOMING STUDENT DATA
  8. 8. Civitas Learning® Copyright ©2016 WHAT THE DATA ARE SAYING Based on the research, high school performance (HS GPA or class percentile) may be a better indicator of first-year success than SAT and ACT scores. • 50% of the institutions studied showed that high school data were significantly more predictive. • The other 50% showed high school GPA and ACT/SAT test scores were equally as predictive. • Zero institutions had test score data more predictive. HS performance trumps test scores across institutions. • Call to action to collect more HS data. COMMUNITY INSIGHT 3 THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
  9. 9. Civitas Learning® Copyright ©2016 THANK YOU DOWNLOAD Community Insights Issue 2 civitaslearning.com/community-insights

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