Common Measures For Access

Common Measures for College Access

Access: Will Students enroll in postsecondary education?

Academics

Essential indicators:

· Percent of students on track to/completing common core/rigorous college prep curriculum as defined by their state

If Available Indicators:

· Percent of eligible students enrolled in AP courses

· Percent of students earning greater than a 3 on AP tests

· Percent of students enrolled in dual credit courses

· Percent of students with Algebra II (or higher) mastery

· Average High School GPA

· Percent of on-time high school graduates

Potential Data Sources:

· School District Student Information System

· Student Transcript

· School District Data

· State Department of Education

Testing

Essential Indicators:

· Percent of students taking SAT

· Percent of students taking ACT

If Available Indicators:

· Percent of students taking PSAT/PLAN

· Percent of students exceeding national ‘college-ready’ benchmark scores

Potential Data Sources:

· The College Board

· ACT

· School District Data/Guidance

Admissions

Essential Indicators:

· Percent of students completing college admissions applications, by school type

If Available Indicators:

· Average number of applications completed per student

· Percent of students visiting a college campus applied to

· Percent of students accepted into at least one high education institution

Potential Data Sources:

· School District Data/ Guidance

· Local College Access Program

· Student Self-Reported Data

Financial Assistance

Essential Indicators:

· Percent of students who complete and submit a FAFSA form

· Percent of students awarded financial aid

If Available Indicators:

· Amount of total financial aid awarded (total& per student), by aid type

· Percent of students that complete supplementary scholarship applications

Potential Data Sources:

· School District Data/Guidance

· Local College Access Program

· Student Self-Reported Data

· US Department of Education/ FAFSA Completion Project

Core Demographics

- First Generation College Going

- Free/Reduced Lunch Status

- Race

- ESL Status

- Gender

Potential Data Sources:

· School District Student Information System

· Student Self-Reported Data

Sample Access Dashboard | NCAN Common Measures Tool