Institution Reports provide insights into historical patterns of student performance at your institution,with a special focus on factors impacting graduation. They can be used by deans and program leaders to look for opportunities to impact student success, either through direct intervention with students or by changing curricula or advising programs. To build the reports, SSC acquires up to 10years of historical data, cleanses it, and loads it into the SSC platform, where the reports can be configured based on institution preferences; for example, whether transfer students should be included.
The historical trends provided by SSC have evolved over time, from raw data used in the identification of success marker courses, to Excel-based workbooks with several available insights,and now to an interactive web-based application with three different categories of reports. These data are meant to help different stakeholders understand the opportunities for improvement instudent success, to rally colleagues around those opportunities, and to decide how to use available tools (like the SSC platform) to take action. Each report has been created with a specific purpose,meaning that Institution Reports may differ in format and data from other reports you receive.
Use this guide to learn how to locate and navigate between the different reports, the insights included within each report, common data definitions, and FAQ.