Community College Outcomes: Advance Look at New Digital Resource for Tracking Student Progress
Community colleges are widely considered a critical link in the nation’s continued economic recovery. As a result, the open-access entry point to higher education is facing both renewed scrutiny and higher expectations, with policymakers demanding actual evidence of effectiveness.
On April 30, the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center announced its “Completion Arch,” a new digital tool for measuring community college student success. This webinar offered EWA members the opportunity for an advance look and demonstration of this comprehensive resource, as well as the opportunity to ask questions of College Board officials.
The Completion Arch categorizes all publicly available metrics relating to student progress in five key areas: enrollment; developmental education placement; progress; transfer and completion; and job placement/workforce outcomes. The Completion Arch allows users to track similarities and differences in the ways that regions and states measure data related to the progress of community college students.