Five Indicators Baseline Report--Data Brief

Five Indicators Baseline Report Data Brief March 2013--Print Version(PDF opens in new window)
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Tarrant County College District (TCCD) has joined Achieving the Dream (ATD), a nationwide community college initiative which seeks to help more students reach their individual goals, which may include earning a community college certificate or degree, attaining a bachelor’s degree, and/or obtaining a better job. Achieving the Dream colleges maintain a high degree of access for historically underrepresented groups while working to increase student success as measured by the following indicators:

  • Successful completion of courses.
  • Advancement from remedial to credit-bearing courses.
  • Successful completion of gateway courses.
  • Continuous enrollment from one semester to the next.
  • Completion of degrees and/or certificates.

TCCD’s first step as an ATD institution was to establish baseline data against which our progress will be measured. This baseline provides a snapshot of TCCD’s success rates for the five indicators prior to joining ATD. The baseline was established using a cohort of first-time-in-college (FTIC) students who began in the 2005FL semester and following their progress through the 2009SP semester.

TCCD is tracking improvements on the five ATD indicators by comparing the baseline data from the 2005FL FTIC cohort with data collected on the 2007FL FTIC cohort then continuing with future cohorts. These comparisons will highlight progress and problem areas to better inform our decisions as we move forward with new programs and services.

 

Indicator One: Successful Course Completion

Successful Course CompletionGraph 1A presents successful course completion for the 2007FL through 2012FL FTIC cohorts. The tracking period for a cohort is four academic years. The 2007FL and 2008FL cohorts are the only cohorts that have completed this four-year tracking period.

  • For the 2007FL cohort, all course enrollments from 2007FL to 2011SU are included.
  • For the 2008FL cohort, all course enrollments from 2008FL to 2012SU are included.
  • For all other cohorts, all course enrollments from the cohort’s entering term to 2012FL are included.

A comparison between the 2007FL cohort and the 2008FL cohort can be made, as these cohorts have completed the four-year tracking period. Thus, the 2007FL and 2008FL are shown in red and all other cohorts are shown in blue.

The percentage of successful course completions increased from 64.0% (58,228 out of 91,000) for the 2007FL cohort to 64.8% (64,019 out of 98,864) for the 2008FL cohort.

To date for the 2012FL cohort, the percentage of successful course completions is 65.2% (13,271 out of 20,351).

Successful Course CompletionGraph 1B presents the ten courses with the lowest completion rate for the 2007FL cohort.

Geology 1302 had the lowest completion rate at 36.5% (19 out of 52).

 

 

 

Successful Course CompletionGraph 1C presents the ten courses with the highest completion rate for the 2007FL cohort.

Aviation Maintenance Technology 1253 had the highest completion rate at 100% (27 out of 27).

 

 

 

Successful Course CompletionGraph 1D presents the ten courses with the lowest completion rate for the 2008FL cohort.

Psychology 2319 had the lowest completion rate at 39.0% (16 out of 41).

 

 

 

Successful Course CompletionGraph 1E presents the ten courses with the highest completion rate for the 2008FL cohort.

Spanish 2312 had the highest completion rate at 96.6% (85 out of 88).

 

 

 

 

Indicator Two: Successful Completion of Developmental Education

Graphs 2A, 2B and 2C present successful completion of developmental mathematics, developmental reading and developmental writing.

  • For the 2007FL cohort, developmental course enrollments from 2007FL to 2011SU are included.
  • For the 2008FL cohort, developmental course enrollments from 2008FL to 2012SU are included.
  • For all other cohorts, developmental course enrollments from the cohort’s entering term to 2012FL are included.

A comparison between the 2007FL cohort and the 2008FL cohort can be made, as these cohorts have completed their 4-year tracking period.

  • The percentage of successful developmental math course completions increased from 44.3% (3,734 out of 8,429) for the 2007FL cohort to 47.0% (4,390 out of 9,338) for the 2008FL cohort.
  • The percentage of successful developmental reading course completions increased from 70.3% (1,342 out of 1,908) for the 2007FL cohort to 71.0% (1,399 out of 1,970) for the 2008FL cohort.
  • The percentage of successful developmental writing course completions increased from 53.7% (575 out of 1,071) for the 2007FL cohort to 56.4% (583 out of 1,033) for the 2008FL cohort.

To date for the 2012FL cohort:

  • The percentage of successful developmental mathematics course completions is 55.1% (1,527 out of 2,769).
  • The percentage of successful developmental reading course completions is 71.4% (945 out of 1,323).
  • The percentage of successful developmental writing course completions is 63.7% (810 out of 1,272).

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Indicator Three: Successful Completion of Gateway Courses

Graphs 3A, 3B and 3C present successful completion of the District’s gateway courses, which include: Math 1314, Government 2305 and English 1301.

  • For the 2007FL cohort, gateway course enrollments from 2007FL to 2011SU are included.
  • For the 2008FL cohort, gateway course enrollments from 2008FL to 2012SU are included.
  • For all other cohorts, gateway course enrollments from the cohort’s entering term to 2012FL are included.

A comparison between the 2007FL cohort and the 2008FL cohort can be made, as these cohorts have completed their 4-year tracking period.

  • The percentage of successful Math 1314 course completions increased from 64.0% (1,311 out of 2,048) for the 2007FL cohort to 70.6% (1,470 out of 2,083) for the 2008FL cohort.
  • The percentage of successful Government 2305 course completions increased from 65.9% (2,415 out of 3,662) for the 2007FL cohort to 66.0% (2,648 out of 4,011) for the 2008FL cohort.
  • The percentage of successful developmental writing course completions increased from 58.5% (3,386 out of 5,787) for the 2007FL cohort to 59.4% (3.668 out of 6,180) for the 2008FL cohort.

To date for the 2012FL cohort:

  • The percentage of successful Math 1314 course completions is 90.5% (57 out of 63).
  • The percentage of successful Government 2305 course completions is 63.9% (366 out of 573).
  • The percentage of successful English 1301 course completions is 70.5% (1,333 out of 1,890).

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thumbnail of graph 4Indicator Four: Retention From One Semester to the Next

Graph 4A presents fall semester to spring semester retention rates for 2007FL through 2012FL for FTIC cohorts. FTIC students enrolled in a fall semester are tracked to the following spring semester to determine whether they re-enrolled.

The percentage of students retained from fall semester to spring semester decreased from 71.4% (4,704 out of 6,592) for the 2007FL cohort to 70.8% (3,661 out of 5,168) for the 2012FL cohort. An increase of almost 4% occurred in the 2009FL cohort.

thumbnail of graph 4Graph 4B presents the year-to-year (fall-to-fall) retention rates for 2007FL through 2011FL for FTIC cohorts.

The percentage of students retained from fall-to-fall decreased from 51.2% (3,775 out of 6,592) for the 2007FL cohort to 50.2% (3,202 out of 6,384) for the 2011FL cohort. An increase of almost 1% occurred in the 2009FL cohort.

 

 

thumbnail of graph 5Indicator Five: Degrees and Certificates Earned

Graph 5 presents the total degrees and certificates earned by the 2005FL FTIC cohort through the 2009FL reporting term as compared to the 2007FL FTIC cohort through 2011FL.

 

Contact

Kimberly Beatty, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success
1500 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
817-515-5636
kimberly.beatty@tccd.edu

 

 

Updated August 27, 2013

 

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