Student Achievement Measures

Central Piedmont is committed to students and learning. Student success is the heart of everything we do. We use multiple measures to monitor and gauge student achievement, and to help inform decisions that impact the success of our students.

North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) Performance Measures

The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) publishes an annual report on student success measures that is based on data compiled from the state’s 58 community colleges. Central Piedmont monitors the following NCCCS metrics as part of our student achievement measures: Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses, Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses, First Year Progression, Licensure and Certification Passing Rate, and College Transfer Performance.

For each of these measures, Central Piedmont’s goal is to increase the success of our students by an average three-year rolling trend rate.1 At a minimum (threshold of acceptability), Central Piedmont expects to meet the three-year rolling average of our NCCCS peer institutions.2

NCCCS Performance Measures

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Description of NCCCS performance measures

1. Achievement Goal: Based on Central Piedmont's 3-year rolling trend average; or 0.5% point increase if negative trend;

If Threshold of Acceptability is not met, set at 0.5% point above the Threshold of Acceptability.

2. Threshold of Acceptability set at 3-year rolling average of NCCCS Peer Institutions: Fayetteville Technical Community College,

Guilford Technical Community College, and Wake Technical Community College.

 

Institutional Performance Standards for Student Success

Central Piedmont’s holistic approach to measuring student achievement also includes monitoring student success in returning each fall and in completing a credential within a normal time to completion. This data is compiled by Central Piedmont’s Office of Planning and Research.

Retention (Fall to Fall)
The percentage of curriculum students who are enrolled in a given fall term and retained to the following fall term. Central Piedmont’s goal is to increase fall-to-fall retention for all students by an average three-year rolling trend rate.1 At a minimum (threshold of acceptability), Central Piedmont expects to meet our three-year rolling average.2

Retention Rate

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1. Achievement Goal: Based on Central Piedmont's 3-year rolling trend average; or 0.5% point increase if negative trend;

If Threshold of Acceptability is not met, set at 0.5% point above the Threshold of Acceptability.

2. Threshold of Acceptability set at Central Piedmont's 3-year rolling average.

 

Completion Rate (IPEDS Traditional Graduation Rate)
The percentage of fall 2013 first-time, full-time degree seeking students who completed credentials within a normal time to completion (150% of the fall start). Central Piedmont’s goal is to increase student success in completing a credential by an average three-year rolling trend rate.1 Central Piedmont expects to meet the one-year average of our SACSCOC peer institutions.2

Completion Rate

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1. Achievement Goal: Based on Central Piedmont's 3-year rolling trend average; or 0.5% point increase if negative trend;

If Threshold of Acceptability is not met, set at 0.5% point above the Threshold of Acceptability.

2. Threshold of Acceptability set at 1-year average of SACSCOC Peer Institutions: Bluegrass CC (KY), Del-Mar College (TX),

El Paso CC (TX), Guilford TCC (NC), Hillsborough CC (FL), Midlands TC (SC), Northern Virginia CC (VA),Northwest Vista Coll (TX),

San Antonio College (TX), Southwest Tennessee Coll (TN), St. Philip's College (TX), and Wake TCC (NC).