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  1. Restoring the Promise of Public Postsecondary Education: The Access to Success Initiative (A2S) Jennifer Engle June 10, 2009

  2. WHAT WE DO THE EDUCATION TRUST WHO WE ARE The Education Trust works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college, and forever closing the achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from other youth. Our basic tenet is this — All children will learn at high levels when they are taught to high levels. Advocacy to help schools, colleges, and communities mount campaigns to close gaps Research and policy analysis on patterns and practices that both cause and close gaps Technical assistance to schools, colleges, and community-based organizations to raise student achievement and close gaps

  3. NASH/P16 Summer Institute with Achieve, Inc. NASH/EdTrust Access To Success Initiative (A2S) College Results Online (CRO) Higher Education at EdTrust

  4. Access to Success (A2S) Initiative Goal: 23 State University Systems committed to cutting access and success gaps for low-income and underrepresented minority students in ½ by 2015

  5. The Access to Success Imperative • Need to produce more college graduates to compete in the global economy • Changing demographics demand focus on underrepresented populations in higher education • Current trends moving in the wrong direction in terms of real progress on access and success

  6. California State University System • Connecticut State University System • State University System of Florida • University of Hawaii System • Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education • University of Louisiana System • Southern University A&M College System • University of Missouri System • University System of Maryland • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities • Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning • Montana University System • City University of New York • State University of New York • University of North Carolina System • University System of Ohio • PA State System of Higher Education • University of Puerto Rico System • Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education • South Dakota Board of Regents • Tennessee Board of Regents • Vermont State Colleges • University of Wisconsin System Access to Success (A2S) Systems

  7. 23 Systems 390 Campuses 3 Million Students

  8. A2S Activities • Partnership with NASH • Convene CEOs and liaisons to facilitate system change work • Convene workgroups with system representatives on key topics to identify promising practices and expert resources • Develop, collect, and publicly report data metrics on progress toward A2S goals annually

  9. A2S Data Metrics • ACCESS: How well does the system’s entering class reflect the socioeconomic and racial/ethnic diversity of its state’s high school graduate population? • SUCCESS: Is there parity in outcomes between low-income and underrepresented minority students and their peers in the system? • ACCESS/SUCCESS: How well do the system’s degree recipients reflect the diversity of its state’s high school graduate population?

  10. A2S Metrics Count the Missing Students • Include all students, not just first-time, full-time students • Include part-time and transfer/transition students, many of whom are low-income and underrepresented minorities • Report retention and success rates for low-income students and transfer/transition students

  11. A2S Data Definitions • Student unit vs. aggregate data Systems use unit record data to produce aggregate reports • System level data vs. institution level data System data captures transitions/completions across all institutions • AA /BA cohorts vs. 2/4 year institutions Systems report on cohorts of AA and BA seeking students across institution types • Transfer vs. transition students Transition student: Students who move from an AA to a BA program within an institution/system

  12. A2S Access Indicators Associate’s and Bachelor’s Cohorts Representation of URM Students % of entering students who are URM/ % of HS graduates who are URM in state First-time Transfer/transition students Characteristics of URM Students For first-time & transfer/transition students: % Part-Time % Female % Pell Representation of Low-Income Students • % of entering students with Pell Grants/ % of HS graduates who are low-income in state • First-time • Transfer/transition students Characteristics of Low-Income Students • For first-time & transfer/transition students: • % Part-Time • % Female • % URM

  13. Access Metrics Comparison Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2003-2005 via IPUMS

  14. Access Metrics Comparison Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2003-2005 via IPUMS

  15. A2S Success Indicators Bachelor’s Cohorts Retention and Persistence • Yearly retention and persistence rates by Pell and URM status Graduation Rates and Ratios • 4- and 6-year graduation rates for Pell recipients / 4- and 6-year graduation rates for non-recipients • 4- and 6-year graduation rates for URMs/ 4- and 6-year graduation rates for non-URMs Degrees Conferred • # of bachelor’s degrees conferred to Pell recipients • Overall and STEM • # of bachelor’s degrees conferred to URMs • Overall and STEM

  16. A2S Success Indicators Associate’s Cohorts Retention and Persistence • Yearly retention and persistence rates by Pell and URM status Success Rates • 4-year success rates for Pell / 4-year success rates for non-Pell recipients • 4-year success rates for URMs/ 4-year success rates for non-URMs • Disaggregated success outcomes by Pell and URM • Transfer/transition to 4-year, certificate, or associate’s degree Degrees Conferred • # of associate’s degrees conferred to Pell recipients • Overall and STEM • # of associate’s degrees conferred to URMs • Overall and STEM

  17. A2S Access/Success Indicators Associate’s Cohorts Bachelor’s Cohorts % of students who earned baccalaureates within six years who were Pell recipients at entry / % of HS graduates who were low-income six years prior. % of students who earned baccalaureate degrees within six years who were URM / % of high school graduates who were URM six years prior • % of students who were successful within four years who were Pell recipients at entry / % of HS graduates who were low-income four years prior • % of students who were successful within four years who were URM / % of high school graduates who were four year prior

  18. Access/Success Metrics Comparison Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 and American Community Survey 2001-2002 via IPUMS 18

  19. Access/Success Metrics Comparison Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 and American Community Survey 2001-2002 via IPUMS 19

  20. U.S. Education Delivery Institute with Michael Barber • Cross-system workgroups on cost management, financial aid, transfer, developmental education, enrollment management • Pilot projects with Delta Cost Project, NCAT, and Equity Scorecard A2S System Change Activities

  21. Contact Us Jennifer EngleAsst. Director of Higher Ed. 202.293.1217 x370 jengle@edtrust.org www.edtrust.org 1250 H Street N.W. Suite 700 Washington, D.C. 20005 202/293-1217

  22. 2009 EdTrust National Conference When the Going Gets Tough: Smart Choices and Bold Action to Raise Achievement and Close Gaps November 12-14, 2009, in Arlington, Va. Join us. Visit our website to submit a proposal to present For more information, visit www.edtrust.org 1250 H Street N.W. Suite 700 Washington, D.C. 20005 202.293.1217