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ERIC Number: EJ1094277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Analytics to Action: Predictive Model Outcomes and a Communication Strategy for Student Persistence
Miller, Nathan Brad; Bell, Bryan
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v64 n1 p16-29 2016
Increased federal attention to student completion metrics and uncertain financial forecasts have heightened the tenor of student retention conversations. Improved institutional retention rates will lead to higher completion rates and relieve some funding concerns. To accomplish these improvements, institutions have invested in analytics to better understand student persistence and completion factors. However, few studies outline how analytics are employed to positively influence student success and persistence. This article outlines the creation of a predictive model for student persistence, and details the use of the model outcomes to create a communication strategy intended to increase student persistence. The methodology used to develop the persistence model and the results of the communication strategy are included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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