(May 12, 2015) High school counselors do a lot to prepare kids for college, but don’t always get feedback about their efforts.
CEPI has been connecting K-12 and college data for the past few years, and providing it in the Student Pathways data file. A data file, though powerful, requires technical skills to slice, dice, and crunch in a spreadsheet. And counselors, we know, are very busy people.
Soon we will introduce two exciting, user-friendly tools (extracted from the Student Pathways file) that illustrate college readiness and progress for a high school’s graduates.
College Progression by Graduating Class will visually display, for a given graduating class, progress through typical postsecondary stages (enrolled, continuing, earned certificate or degree, etc.) over time. Here’s a sample that we’re testing right now.
Postsecondary Outcomes Packet will generate a pdf packet of all the relevant college readiness information by simply entering a few settings. Users won’t have to navigate from report to report (such as College Enrollment, 24 College Credits, College Remedial, etc.). All the relevant reports and demographic breakdowns will be simple to access and download with just a few clicks.
These new tools are in response to requests from our education stakeholders, and are similar to what many schools pay the National Student Clearinghouse for (only these are more complete). We hope to launch both in the next month or so.