Learn how to collect, manage, and analyze student data
and use it to improve outcomes and scale capacity.
Explore data-driven organizational cultures, find external
data sources, and connect access programs, school
districts, and postsecondary institutions.
Identify key indicators of college access and success and
discuss how to disaggregate data to identify disparities in
program services and student performance.
Discuss the broader role of data in college access and
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Postsecondary completion rates are alarmingly low.
59% complete a 4-year degree within 6 years.
39% complete within 4 years.
This rates are worse for low-income students, first-
generation college-goers, and students of color, who also
enroll in college at far lower rates.
Postsecondary completion is a national policy focus with
implications for global competitiveness and social well-
College Forward, Degrees of Change, and I Know I Can
are some of hundreds of college access and success
programs that are part of the National College Access
These programs provide specialized early awareness
information, pre-college advising on admissions and
financial aid, and mentoring services that dramatically
raise college entrance and completion rates.
Drawing on data and technology, college access and
success programs can improve program
performance and serve more students.
As elsewhere in education, the thoughtful and
applied usage of data is changing the approach to
college access and success.
The following are examples of the dashboards and
metrics employed by the panelists to track student
At SXSWedu, panelists will discuss how they
developed these systems and share best practices for
implementing similar systems and using this data to
improve student outcomes.