Common Measures For Access

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Common Measures For Access


Access: Will Students enroll in postsecondary education?

 

Academics

Essential indicators:

  • Percent of students on track to/completing common core/rigorous college prep curriculum as defined by their state

If Available Indicators:

  • Percent of eligible students enrolled in AP courses
  • Percent of students earning greater than a 3 on AP tests
  • Percent of students enrolled in dual credit courses
  • Percent of students with Algebra II (or higher) mastery
  • Average High School GPA
  • Percent of on-time high school graduates

Potential Data Sources:

  • School District Student Information System
  • Student Transcript
  • School District Data
  • State Department of Education
 
Testing

Essential Indicators:

  • Percent of students taking SAT
  • Percent of students taking ACT

If Available Indicators:

  • Percent of students taking PSAT/PLAN
  • Percent of students exceeding national ‘college-ready’ benchmark scores

Potential Data Sources:

  • The College Board
  • ACT
  • School District Data/Guidance
 
Admissions

Essential Indicators:

  • Percent of students completing college admissions applications, by school type

If Available Indicators:

  • Average number of applications completed per student
  • Percent of students visiting a college campus applied to
  • Percent of students accepted into at least one high education institution

Potential Data Sources:

  • School District Data/Guidance
  • Local College Access Program
  • Student Self-Reported Data
 
Financial Assistance

Essential Indicators:

  • Percent of students who complete and submit a FAFSA form
  • Percent of students awarded financial aid

If Available Indicators:

  • Amount of total financial aid awarded (total & per student), by aid type
  • Percent of students that complete supplementary scholarship applications

Potential Data Sources:

  • School District Data/Guidance
  • Local College Access Program
  • Student Self-Reported Data
  • US Department of Education/FAFSA Completion Project
 
Core Demographics
  • First Generation College Going
  • Free/Reduced Lunch Status
  • Race
  • ESL Status
  • Gender

Potential Data Sources:

  • School District Student Information System
  • Student Self-Reported Data

 

Sample Access Dashboard NCAN Common Measures Tool