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This session will reference common indicators and outcomes related to EC, share a close-up look at the data dashboards, and provide a general orientation of where the data points come from. We also hope to discuss culture shift around HEIRS data and how it will be used. This session is followed by more technical data trainings for both DESE (K-12 data administrators) and DHE (IR/Data administrators) on how to report EC data.
Programs should have a strong understanding of program retention rates and total number of credits earned, so should be using a combination of institutional/program data alongside the data dashboards, annual reports, etc. to set and assess program goals. Programs should be aware of particular cohort’s progress. MA is just starting to look longitudinally and will present some initial findings.
The Commonwealth is the steward of the state appropriation for Early College so there is a responsibility around ensuring that students are generally well-served by initiative. There is also high level of interest in whether Early College is a strong investment for state in terms of closing equity gaps or accelerating learning for underrepresented students. For Designation purposes, MA responsible for ensuring the Designation criteria are being met and program is developing to scale. We also have an obligation and desire to serve as a partner in the work and provide support.
What internal processes need to be in place to get data accurately reported in numerous places? How are these processes shared out? This meeting will be followed by individual program focus groups for programs who had data discrepancies.
The plan to fund IHE credits through statewide data systems will be discussed. This session will be followed up with additional technical sessions, geared toward specific stakeholder groups.