Basic Skills Student Progress

Purpose

To ensure adults with low literacy skills are progressing academically toward basic skill attainment necessary for employment and self‐sufficiency

Description

Percentage of students who progress as defined by an educational functioning level.

Calculation

Denominator: Basic skills students who have post‐tested and have accumulated 12 or more contact hours during program year. Excludes High Adult Secondary Education initial placements.

Numerator: Of those in the denominator, the number of students completing the program year at a higher educational functioning level.

Note: Initial placement is set by the first NRS approved test(s) taken during the program year. The initial placement is the lowest Educational Functioning Level of the tests given within 3 days of the first test of the program year. A pre‐test is considered if it occurs up to 90 days prior to the program year and the test code and component match the test code and component of the test having the lowest EFL of the first test(s) in the program year.

Data Sources

LEIS annual data file

Additional Details

To be included, students must have been enrolled in a class during the Basic Skills/College and Career Readiness program year (July 1 – June 30), have accumulated 12 or more total contact hours across all classes enrolled, have been post‐tested, and not have an initial placement of High Adult Secondary Education. Initial placement is based upon the National Reporting System (NRS) guidelines of being the lowest Educational Functioning Level of the first NRS approved test(s) taken during the program year. Colleges received credit for all students who tested at a higher Educational Functioning Level at any point of the Basic Skills/College and Career Readiness program year (July 1 – June 30) in the same test and component that set the initial placement. Colleges are also given credit for students who test at Adult Secondary Education Low, are an Adult High School student, and meet the federal and state assessment policy guidelines for moving up an educational functioning level to Adult Secondary Education High.

 

WCC Goal: 56.1%
Baseline: 34.5%
WCC Outcome: 65.0%

  1. Basic Skills Student Progress
  2. Credit English Success
  3. Credit Math Success
  4. First Year Progression
  5. Curriculum Completion Rate
  6. Licensure and Certification Passing Rate
  7. College Transfer Performance