February 21, 2019

The second phase of the Student Success Metrics has been released here for review, planning, and discussion. The Student Success Metrics pinpoint critical milestones and accomplishments that align with the Vision for Success and the Student Centered Funding Formula, and integrate metrics associated with various initiatives and funding streams. The metrics focus on six critical points in students’ journeys: successful enrollment, learning progress, momentum, success, employment and earnings. 

In the first release, the dashboard included:

  • Four student types:
    • Adult Ed/ESL
    • Short term career education
    • Degree/transfer
    • Undecided/other
  • College level
  • Academic years 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17
  • Annual data snapshot
  • Top-level metrics only, with no disaggregation
  • Top-level metrics for learning progress, momentum, success, employment, and earnings

The second release dashboard adds:

  • An equitable access metric
  • Further student disaggregation:
    • Gender
    • Race/Ethnicity
    • Age Group
    • Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender
    • Pell Recipients
    • Student Promise Grant Recipients
    • Perkins Economically Disadvantaged
    • First Generation
    • Foster Youth
    • Disabled Students
    • Veterans
  • 5 additional metrics:
    • Completed transfer English
    • Completed transfer math
    • Retention at another college
    • Average units for AA/AS
    • Average units for ADTs
  • Enrollment and completion metrics for 2017-18

Download an updated metric dictionary and summary of changes to calculations here.

The May 2019 dashboard release will include:

  • 3 institutional levels:
    • Districts
    • Microregions
    • Macroregions
  • 1 year of 2017-18 transfer, apprenticeship, and employment data
  • Cohort view for all metrics and disaggregations

Please encourage your college staff to review these data carefully and send corrections, suggestions, and concerns to research@cccco.edu.

For more information about Student Success Metrics, contact Dr. Omid Pourzanjani, Visiting Senior Executive, Digital Futures Lab at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

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