The overall goal of this session is to help provide some insights into promising practices to increase the college-going rate (and increase the readiness of students entering college) We need to understand what challenges our students and our institutions are facing in producing students who are ready to take on postsecondary and life challenges. I’ll very briefly describe how Hobsons currently helps to address some of these issues and promote success, and then I’ll highlight what some of our partners – including K12 and postsecondary schools as well as AASA – are doing to help address issues of access and completion.
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Who are they? What do they want? How can we help them along the way? What are we doing today to serve our students? What impact are we trying to make? How can we scale what works to reach more students, more effectively? How can we get insight into what’s working and what’s not so that we can be more effective as an institution?
How can higher education fulfill its commitment to expanding access while ensuring that students are equipped to succeed? Right now, we are in an environment that expects higher education to be accessible to more and more students who may be less and less prepared for entry, let alone completion. How do we balance access with completion and ensure that students don’t just get TO college, but THROUGH college.
Hobsons delivers a unique portfolio of college and career readiness, admissions and enrollment management, student success and advising solutions that help support students across a lifetime of education choices – from grade school through grad school. The Hobsons Advantage: Deliver personalized guidance and communication at each stage of the student lifecycle. Match students to best-fit educational opportunities, and enable institutions to meet their strategic enrollment management objectives. Effectively scale student success and advising efforts, and measure outcomes.
Identify students needing intervention or kudos Connect students to campus services and people who can help Assess which interventions are working Help students plan their coursework and schedules to fit their goals and their lives.
Viewing normalized data through a multi-institutional lens and using a common set of measures with common data definitions leads to insights that are not available when looking at records from a single institution. PAR helps members eliminate redundant programs, understand the scale of their programs, match interventions with the causes of student academic risk, measure the impact of student-success programs, and respond to budget cuts with informed decisions. PAR also helps member institutions remedy their local data problems; organize data across silos; uncover gaps, errors, and overlaps in student-data elements; and compare themselves to other campuses. Traditional metrics used to measure institutional performance do not include post-traditional students, instructional methods, business models, and data resources in HE PAR provides insight about the performance of a much wider array of student types, including part-time and adult students, online and competency-based learning programs, as well as traditional students
Identify obstacles and remove barriers from student success pathways Provide actionable information students and advisors can use to build informed opportunity pathways. Reveal where to invest in student success, leveraging collaborative insight to determine ROI in interventions & support. Benchmarks – comparing an institution with others sharing similar characteristics related to performance and efficiency, and progress on student outcomes and completion Intervention inventory and measurement Predictive analytics to focus and prioritize interventions with students – PAR also connects the at-risk predictions with interventions that have been shown to work with specific risks
AASA is promoting a new definition of ‘ready’ that goes beyond standardized test scores. “Life ready” indicators are still being researched and defined, but will suggest that academic preparedness is not enough – we need to take into account students’ capabilities in terms of grit, persistence, and making sure students have a growth mindset so they will have the confidence they need to act on their dreams.
Get more details here: http://www.naviance.com/blog/texas-school-district-creates-postsecondary-opportunities-for-students?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CollegeAndCareerReadinessBlog-NavianceCollegeAndCareerReadinessSolutions-Naviance+%28Naviance+Blog%29#.Vt35m4wrIsk 60 by 30 – 60% of Texans aged 25-34 have postsecondary education by 2030
CCISD HS counselors typically have student caseloads of 500 – makes it difficult for them to focus on college preparation SJC has four different Early College High schools (with 4 different school districts)
Some of PAR’s findings related to student characteristics and success in CC and in 4-year institutions
Balancing Access and Completion: Partnerships and Pathways - AACC 2016 Commission for College Readiness
Balancing Access and Completion:
Partnerships and Pathways
Susan Hallenbeck, PhD
Challenges Facing Students
What Hobsons Believes and
How We Help
Examples of Successful
Questions & Discussion
Remember to include…
PAR info re: indicators of success in CC and after transfer
Readiness includes both academic and social/financial
Bridge the gap
learning to life
Aspirations Gap: Many students want to go to college but don’t actually apply and enroll.
Readiness Gap: Completing high school makes students eligible for college, but many are not truly college-ready.
Match Gap: Students struggle to find best-fit postsecondary options that meet their academic/social/financial needs.
Success Gap: Even well-prepared students face obstacles in finishing what they start.
The Deck is Stacked
Challenges Facing Students
Job openings requiring at
least some college
education by 2018
Students fail to meet the
ACT College Readiness
Students not receiving a HS
diploma after 4 years in
Student reporting taking
remedial classes in college
63% 28% 22% 20%
Student success is not easy
Who am I?
How will I succeed?
What do I want to be?
How will I get there?
What do I care about?
What are my talents?
How do I learn?
Who will advocate for me?
What resources will help me
reach my goals?
Which career path fits my
interests and strengths?
What education is required?
What’s my plan for success?
Where should I go after high
Educators have similar struggles
Who are our
How do we know
How are we
What could we
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The average high school student spends 20 minutes or less PER YEAR
talking with a school counselor about postsecondary plans.
A delicate balance in higher education …
different things to
different students so
understanding intent is
All students should
be aware of their
We envision a future where education
advances every student to meet their full
potential — a future where equal access to
high-quality educational opportunities and
support enables students to improve
themselves, their communities, and our
world. Education Advances
Our mission is to empower students to
connect learning to life by making
informed choices across a lifetime of
education decisions. Hobsons products
and services maximize student
success and institutional effectiveness
throughout the student lifecycle.Connecting Learning to Life
College and Career
Admissions and Enrollment Student Success
Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to
best-fit educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. Through our solutions,
we enable thousands of educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions
and enrollment management, student success and advising for millions of students around the
What we do
Connecting students to opportunity
College and Career Readiness
Naviance by Hobsons is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that
helps middle and high school students identify their strengths, explore careers, create
individualized academic plans, and match to best-fit postsecondary institutions.
Radius by Hobsons helps match students to their ideal educational options by enabling
institutions to connect with best-fit prospects and analyze each stage of the enrollment
lifecycle, from initial inquiry and application through admission and graduation.
Student Success and Advising
Early alert Holistic advisingDegree planning
Starfish by Hobsons helps all students engage with an informed, connected campus
community dedicated to keeping them on track to reach their education and life goals.
Predictive Analytics and Benchmarking
PAR Framework by Hobsons enables institutions to create clear student success
pathways, prioritize student interventions, and know where to
invest in student success initiatives
Examples of Success: K12 and
AASA: Redefining Ready
To Get Better Results, Do We Need a Better Definition?
Students are more
than a score
GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0 and one ore more of the following:
•Score of 3+ on AP Exam
•Grade of A, B or C on AP Course
•Grade of A, B or C in Dual Credit College English and/or Math
•Grade of A, B or C in College Dev/Remedial English and/ or Math
•Grade of A, B or C in Algebra II
•Score of 4+ on IB Exam
•College Readiness Placement Assessment
Career Cluster identified and 2 or more of the following:
•25 hours of Community Service
•Workplace learning experience
•Dual Credit Career Pathyway Course
•Two or more recognized co-curricular activities
High School and middle school students
use Naviance to do career exploration
and build PGPs
Project-based learning used in classes
Areas of study: CNA, Medical Assistant,
PC Technician, HVAC, Electrical Pre-
Students learn on industry equipment
and take industry certification exams
prior to HS graduation
Austin Community College offers Career
and Technical Education programming
Funded via $200,000+ Skills Development
Fund Grant from Texas Workforce
Other organizations involved:
•Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area
•Austin Regional Manufacturers Assoc’n
•Associated Builders and Contractors
School Preparation Partners
Manor ISD (TX)
Diploma + Certificate at Graduation
Texas HE goal: 60 by 30
6 CTE programs
District college-going rate
increased (46% to 51%)
200+Juniors and Seniors
1999 – dual enrollment courses offered;
~40 students enrolled
2006 – Early College HS opens on SJC
campus with 220 students
Student in Early College are 1st
economically disadvantaged, or meet 1
of 13 Texas at-risk indicators
Enrollment based on lottery
Realized CCISD students were enrolling in
college but not quite college-ready
Since 2008, SJC pays for an Educational
Planner to work in the high school
•Individual and group meetings re: college
•Concentrate on the middle 60% that are
•Parent/Student info sessions
•Dedicated time to work on college
application and take college placement
•College field trips
Clear Horizons Early College HS San Jacinto College
Clear Creek ISD and San Jacinto College
Bridging the Gap
96% graduate w/AA before HS
Students save $7,000
420Current enrollment in dual
Students take academic courses in
grades 9 and 10, while also exploring
career and technical offerings
(sustainable technology, engineering,
auto collision repair, video production)
Academic lessons are integrated with
technical education classes;
interdisciplinary lessons encouraged
Dual enrollment during grades 11 & 12
APS students can receive dual enrollment
•Northern Virginia CC
•James Madison University
•Adams State University (CO)
Grades 9-12 College Partners
Arlington Public Schools (VA)
The Future: Project-Based Learning and CTE
Hands-on skills courses
40Students starting in program in
CC Predictors of Success at 4-Year Institutions
Insights Into Success
Found to have a positive
correlation on University
Predictor of GPA Correlation with success
Strong predictor of
GPA at CC