Student Achievement 2006-07


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Initiative Background

Performance Results

The college system showed gains in Student Achievement starting in the first performance year. Between the 2006-07 baseline year and 2008-09, the first performance year, the colleges served 4 percent more students but increased student achievement by 19% with gains in all categories, including the largest increases in gaining college ready skills.

In 2009-10, points again increased in all categories. For the second year, achievement gains grew at a much faster rate than the number of students enrolled. Total achievement increased by 12 percent or 40,716 total points compared to student population growth of 1 percent. The ratio of point gains to students means that nearly all of the growth was due to more achievement per student. These results demonstrate the system level momentum we are hoping to build towards greater student achievement and overall student success.

In 2010-11, the effects of budget cuts began to take hold. Fewer students (headcount) were served and basic skills cuts resulted in fewer basic skills points than the year before. Prior to 2011, basic skills were the single largest area for point gain. First year college level points also declined as fewer students meant fewer new students at the beginning of the pipeline. However, following the framework, more continuing students moved beyond first year points advancing to completion. Completions increased by 17 percent over one year prior. College math points were the second highest increase (5 percent), a result of more attention being paid to both math and pre-college math. In 2011-12 headcount dropped again by 9 percent from the prior year, and points decreased in all areas except completions, which increased by 2%.

  Total Headcount Basic Skills College Readiness 1st 15 Credits 1st 30 Credits Quantitative/
Computation
Certificate, Degree, Apprentices Total Points
2006-07 Baseline 467,809 70,950 61,581 60,422 45,385 33,989 22,932 295,259
2008-09 486,927 94,796 73,652 70,127 52,300 36,000 25,544 352,419
% Change from Baseline 4% 34% 20% 16% 15% 6% 11% 19%
2009-10 489,932 08,219 86,888 73,824 57,128 39,332 27,952 393,343
1 Year % Change 1% 14% 14% 5% 9% 10% 9% 12%
2010-11 486,223 97,640 89,861 70,625 55,713 41,411 41,411 387,921
1 Year % Change -1% -10% 3% -4% -2% 5% 17% -1%
2011-12 442,262 81,809 86,006 66,322 52,954 41.162 33,462 361,715
1 Year % Change -9% -16% -4% -6% -5% -1% 2% -7%
Total % Change from Baseline -6% 13% 29% 9% 14% 17% 31% 18%

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