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Tracking Alumni Outcomes with Alumni Tracker

  1. 1. Tracking Alumni Outcomes with Naviance Alumni Tracker Rob Spackey Product Marketing Manager, Hobsons K-12 July 2013
  2. 2. Agenda I. The National Student Clearinghouse® and Naviance Alumni Tracker I. Current Situation for Many Schools I. How Can Alumni Tracker Help? I. Using the Data I. Q+A / Sharing Your Experience
  3. 3. What is The National Student Clearinghouse? The National Student Clearinghouse® is a non- profit organization providing education verification for higher education institutions. More than 3,400 colleges and universities, enrolling 96% of all students in public and private U.S. institutions, participate in the Clearinghouse.
  4. 4. What is Naviance Alumni Tracker? Naviance Alumni Tracker allows schools to obtain alumni post-secondary outcome data from the Clearinghouse directly within Naviance. Schools submit alumni information to the Clearinghouse from Naviance, and the Clearinghouse populates post- secondary outcome data. The data includes where alumni have enrolled in college, the terms they completed, and degrees earned.
  5. 5. Current Situation for Many Schools 1. Inability to measure a high school’s effectiveness in placing students in degree programs 1. Current / future state and federal requirements for reporting post-secondary outcomes 1. Inability to make data-driven decisions based on student performance after high school (i.e. where to invest resources in high school based on post-secondary outcomes) 2. No systematic way to connect current students to graduates attending specific colleges 1. No data available to set goals for college enrollment and completion (i.e., using data to motivate staff and students)
  6. 6. How Can Alumni Tracker Help? 1. Systematically receive data on graduate’s outcomes, populated directly in Naviance. Report to your community, your school, or prospective students about your school’s success in placing students in college. 1. Meet or get ahead of requirements for reporting post-secondary outcomes 1. Run reports to make data-driven decisions based on student performance after high school 2. Easily track where students attend college to connect current students who are interested in those schools 1. Share data on the school’s post-secondary outcomes with school staff and students. Set goals to motivate the school community
  7. 7. With Alumni Tracker, You Can Also… 1. Compare your college enrollment and completion rates to state averages.* 1. Break down the data to understand outcomes based on the following characteristics: Race Ethnicity Gender High school GPA Standardized test scores Any student group within Naviance * Statewide data can be found in the report Time is the Enemy at: http://www.completecollege.org/docs/Time_Is_the_Enemy.pdf
  8. 8. Using the Data The post-grad tab on a student folder in Naviance
  9. 9. Using the Data College Enrollment Rate Report This is a standard report from the Clearinghouse
  10. 10. Using the Data Report Title How it Can be Used College Enrollment and Completion Determine percentage of graduates who enroll in college and the percentage who earn a degree. Benchmarking: compare your school’s college completion rates to state averages. * Make changes to high school course or program offerings based on findings. * State averages can be found in the report Time is the Enemy at: http://www.completecollege.org/docs/Time_Is_the_Enemy.pdf
  11. 11. Using the Data College Enrollment and Completion Report
  12. 12. Using the Data Report Titles How it Can be Used Degree Earned by GPA Range See how GPA correlates to postsecondary achievement. For example, determine how middle-of-the- road students perform after high school (2.0- 3.0 students) Degree Earned by AP Score or AP Course See how AP scores and AP courses correlate to post-secondary achievement. Determine if AP scores and courses are a predictor of post-secondary achievement. Share statistics with students in later years.
  13. 13. Using the Data
  14. 14. Using the Data Report Title How it Can be Used Degree Earned by ACT or SAT Score See how ACT/SAT scores correlate to post- secondary achievement. For example, determine how students with average ACT/SAT scores perform after high school. You can also determine what percentage of your graduates are college ready, as defined by ACT’s college readiness standards. Look at ACT’s definition of college ready scores, and use the Test Ranges report in Naviance to see if your graduates are college ready. * * See the Reality of College Readiness 2013 by the ACT at: http://www.act.org/readinessreality/13/pdf/Reality-of-College- Readiness-2013.pdf
  15. 15. Using the Data
  16. 16. Using the Data Report Title Specific Value Degree Earned by Time Frame Know how many years it took for graduates to earn a degree. This report helps answer the questions: -Are students taking a long time to complete degrees? -How do our students compare to their peers across the state? You can see state averages for time to completion in the report Time is the Enemy.
  17. 17. Using the Data
  18. 18. Using the Data With Alumni Tracker, you can determine post-secondary outcomes for any student group within Naviance. Some schools track outcomes for the following groups: 1.Students receiving free or reduced 2.English language learners 3.Student athletes 4.Students in a pre-engineering program 5.Students in after school programs or club 6.First Generation college-going students 7.AVID, College Summit, or Upward Bound students 8.Students with learning disabilities 9.Any other student group in Naviance For each group, you can ask, is there a correlation between students participating in these activities and college attendance and completion? How should we allocate resources based on these results?
  19. 19. Using the Data Naviance reports also allow you to combine different student characteristics and run reports on those combinations. For example: 1.How many African-American students with GPAs between 2.0-3.0 graduated from a 4-year college within 5 years? 2.How many Latino students with GPAs between 3.0 – 4.0 enrolled in a post-secondary degree program? 3.How many ELL students with SAT scores below 1600 attended 2- year or 4-year degree programs.
  20. 20. Using the Data Report Criteria Page
  21. 21. Using the Data Several additional ways to use the data: 1.Share improvements in college enrollment and completion with the press and local community. Showcase students’ achievements and the progress you have made. 2.For private schools, share statistics about your school with prospective students and their families. 3.Share post-secondary enrollment data with school staff during a kick-off meeting at the start of school. Use the data to set goals and rally school staff to help students make a successful transition after high school.
  22. 22. Q+A / Sharing Your Experience • Questions? • How have you used post- secondary outcome data in your school?
  23. 23. Thank you!
  24. 24. Your Feedback Matters! Thank you for attending the Naviance Summer Institute 2013! We greatly appreciate your feedback, please complete a brief evaluation for this session at: http://go.naviance.com/evaluations

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