Topic: Measures Of Student Achievement
This study tracks 17,784 first-time freshmen in 7 cohorts in a large public university from 2002 to 2014, and challenges the conventional definition of 4- and 6-year graduation rates and time to degree. Findings suggest new concepts (enrolled terms and ratios of success) that more accurately measure student progress to degree.
Learn about the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), a collaborative effort by six higher education associations to enhance transparency and to present a more comprehensive measure of student attainment. SAM tracks student movement across institutions to provide a more inclusive picture of undergraduate student progress and completion.
Fall-to-fall program retention and four to six year program graduation rates are useful for program review and enrollment planning. We will describe our simple method for term-based (vs. cohort-based) retention and graduation rates, suitable across all types of programs, and compare graduation rates to the WSCUC pilot project “Student Success and Graduation Rate Dashboard”.