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Research Staff to Discuss the Puzzle of SAT Scores, Enrollment, Retention and Completion at AIR Forum 2017

by | May 22, 2017 | Research Services |

Data to Help with Strategies, Experiences and Recommendations

Need help analyzing enrollment, retention and completion outcomes of all undergraduate students at your campus?

Get some answers by attending the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s two sessions at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Conference in Washington, DC, which will be held May 30th through June 2nd.

Executive Research Director, Doug Shapiro, and four other experts in educational research will discuss “Student Success: Multiple Measures to Predict & Compare Graduation Rates” on Thursday, June 1 at 4 pm. This session highlights a number of metrics and strategies to measure student success, such as the Unit Redemption Rate and Absolute Graduation Rate metrics as well as alternative cohort based completion rates using the National Student Clearinghouse data.

The main difference between these metrics and other conventional graduation measures is that it includes all students, regardless of matriculation patterns (first-time or transfer, lower or upper division), enrollment intensities (part-time, full-time, swirling), or academic program.

In addition, Dr. Shapiro, Faye Huie, Jason DeWitt and Jill Indugula will present research on the relationship between SAT scores and undergraduate retention, persistence, and completion.

The Research Center partnered with the College Board to combine student enrollment and completion data with SAT test scores to explore the interrelationships between these variables. The SAT test is a popular measure of postsecondary readiness that university administrators often use as evaluation criteria for undergraduate admissions. The research investigates the relationship between overall SAT scores with six-year outcomes in a sample of students who were administered the SAT test during the 2010 school year.

See us at the AIR Conference for input on analyzing SAT scores, enrollment, retention and completion outcomes!