Aug 17, 2022  
Data & Reporting Dictionary 
    
Data & Reporting Dictionary [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Metrics


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A

ACE Agreement Internal Benchmark
Description This indicator can be calculated for any 5 item likert scale that is used in ACE’s surveys
Calculation The average reported score of the “top box” likert item is higher than 60%.  
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Student Satisfaction Survey Report
Key Terms Benchmark
Notes Examples of “Top Box” response options at ACE are “Very Satisfied” and “Very Important”. 
Link to SOP Link

 

ACE Disagreement Internal Benchmark
Description This indicator can be calculated for any 5 item likert scale that is used in ACE’s surveys
Calculation The average reported score of the 2 “bottom box” likert items is higher than 10%.  
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Student Satisfaction Survey Report
Key Terms Benchmark
Notes An example of the use of 2 “Bottom Box” response options at ACE is the combination of “Very Dissatisfied” and “Dissatisfied” in the Likert scale.
Link to SOP Link

 

At Risk %
Description A percentage of At Risk students (Non-Pay At Risk and No-Activity At Risk) relative to the Current Start Number
Calculation ((Non-Pay At Risk + No-Activity At Risk) - Non-Pay & No-Activity) / Current Start Number
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Term Outcomes
Key Terms Non-Pay At Risk, No-Activity At Risk, Non-Pay & No Activity, Current Start Number
Notes  
Link to SOP Link

C

Cancel Melt %
Description A percentage of students considered Cancel Melt relative to the Term Cohort
Calculation Cancel Melt / Term Cohort
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Term Outcomes
Key Terms Cancel Melt, Term Cohort
Notes  
Link to SOP Link

 

COSD Melt %
Description A percentage of students considered COSD Melt relative to the Term Cohort
Calculation COSD Melt / Term Cohort
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Term Outcomes
Key Terms COSD Melt, Term Cohort
Notes  
Link to SOP Link

 

Course Rating                          
Description An average score of course satisfaction from course evaluations.
Calculation Mean rating on a scale of 1-10
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Institutional Effectiveness Report
Key Terms Course Evaluation
Notes This item comes from Student Course Evaluations
Link to SOP Link

 

Cumulative Completion Rate
Description The number of students graduating in each program and degree level, using expected time-to-completion for their program. 
Calculation Percent of graduates completing by the measurement point. 
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Institutional Effectiveness Report
Key Terms Cumulative Completion Rate
Notes If a student transfers programs, but remains at the same degree level, they are only counted once in the calculation. The specialist level programs are designed to offer transfer pathways to and from the doctorate programs, therefore, the college expects to see a higher percentage of transfers out of that level. 
Link to SOP Link

 

E

Employer Satisfaction
Description The seven ranked areas: content knowledge, ethics, assessment, leadership, prof. development, multicultural perspective, technology skills.
Calculation Percentage of employer rankings of ACE graduates as “Above Average” or “Excellent” on seven job-performance areas.
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Institutional Effectiveness Report
Key Terms  
Notes These survey items come from the Employer Survey.
Link to SOP Link

 

F

Faculty Rating
Description An average score of faculty satisfaction from course evaluations.
Calculation Mean rating on a scale of 1-10
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Institutional Effectiveness Report
Key Terms Course Evaluation
Notes This item comes from Student Course Evaluations
Link to SOP Link

 

G

Graduation Rate
Description This metric establishes rates of completion based on a student’s initial enrollment in a cohort, using expected time-to-completion for their program and the most current start cohort for reporting (e.g., 2017 start cohort for the master’s level). 
Calculation Percent of graduates in a given start cohort completing within a fixed window of time.  
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Institutional Effectiveness Report, Student Right to Know
Key Terms  
Notes Students are only reported once at the degree level, even if enrolled in more than one program at that level. 
Link to SOP Link

 

I

Improvement in Professional Skills
Description The survey item: “My professional skills are stronger because of my participation in this program.”
Calculation Percentage of recent graduates responding “Agree” or “Strongly Agree.”
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Institutional Effectiveness Report
Key Terms Institutional Effectiveness Report
Notes This item comes from the Graduate Exit Survey.
Link to SOP Link

P

Pre-Start Cancel %
Description A percentage of students considered Pre-Start Cancel relative to the Term Cohort
Calculation Pre-Start Cancel / (Term Cohort + Pre-Start Cancel + Pre-Start COSD)
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Term Outcomes
Key Terms Pre-Start Cancel, Term Cohort, Pre-Start COSD
Notes  
Link to SOP Link

 

Pre-Start COSD %
Description A percentage of students considered Pre-Start COSD relative to the Term Cohort
Calculation Pre-Start COSD/ (Term Cohort + Pre-Start Cancel + Pre-Start COSD)
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Term Outcomes
Key Terms Pre-Start Cancel, Term Cohort, Pre-Start COSD
Notes  
Link to SOP Link

 

R

Retention Rate
Description  
Calculation All students enrolled at some point during the prior year, removing graduates and completers, and counting those that remain in an active status as of the January Census date of the reporting year. 
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Institutional Effectiveness Report, Student Right to Know
Key Terms Retention, Enrolled, Fiscal Year
Notes  
Link to SOP Link

 

S

Start %
Description A percentage of Current Start Number relative to the Term Cohort
Calculation Current Start Number / Term Cohort
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Term Outcomes
Key Terms Current Start Number, Term Cohort
Notes  
Link to SOP Link

 

Student Choice
Description The survey item: “If I had it to do over, I would enroll at ACE again.”
Calculation Percentage of students responding “Agree” or “Strongly Agree.”
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Institutional Effectiveness Report
Key Terms  
Notes This item comes from the Student Satisfaction Survey
Link to SOP Link

 

Student Satisfaction
Description The survey item: “I am satisfied with my experience at ACE thus far.”
Calculation Percentage of students responding “Agree” or “Strongly Agree. 
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Institutional Effectiveness Report
Key Terms  
Notes This item comes from the Student Satisfaction Survey
Link to SOP Link

 

T

Total Melt %
Description A percentage of melt students (Cancel Melt and COSD Melt) relative to the Term Cohort
Calculation (Cancel Melt + COSD Melt) / Term Cohort
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Term Outcomes
Key Terms Melt, Cancel Melt, COSD Melt, Term Cohort
Notes  
Link to SOP Link

 

W

Withdrawal %
Description A percentage of Withdrawal students relative to Current Start Number
Calculation Withdrawal / Current Start Number
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Term Outcomes
Key Terms Withdrawal, Current Start Number
Notes  
Link to SOP Link

 

WYR Score
Description This score measures student experience and helps to predict potential future growth. All students are asked to rate the “Would You Recommend” item on a 0-10 scale. 
Calculation All scores are divided into 3 groups; Promoters, Passives, and Detractors. Subtracting the percentage of Detractors from the percentage of Promoters yields the WYR Score, which can range from a low of -100 (if every student is a Detractor) to a high of 100 (if every student is a Promoter)
Official Metric Provider Institutional Analytics
Reports Graduate Exit Survey Report, Student Satisfaction Survey Report, Alumni Survey Report, Institutional Effectiveness Report
Key Terms Survey Map, NPS, Net Promoter Score
Notes Any WYR score above 0 is “good”. It means that your students are more loyal than not. Anything above 20 is considered “favorable”. Anything above 50 is “excellent”, and above 80 is “world class”.  Also referred to as the Net Promoter Score.
Link to SOP Link

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