PAR partner Sinclair Community College featured in IHE for completion success

Sinclair Community College was featured in the June 2 issue of Inside Higher Ed for their successful efforts to turn the tide on college completion rates at the college. In the words of Paul Fain, “Few colleges have signed onto the national college completion agenda with as much vigor as Sinclair Community College. And while…

PAR Framework Releases Results of Groundbreaking Research Predicting Transfer Student Success With Community College Data.

This study replicated research conducted over several years by UMUC that had considered factors and behaviors among community college students to identify variables predicting academic success at the students’ 4-year transfer institution. The ability to apply results from one research study based on a local sample to a larger, national population has traditionally been compromised…

PAR Framework is featured in ACE Paper on Predictive Analytics

Today the American Council on Education’s Center for Education Attainment and Innovation released  “Moving the Needle on Predictive Analytics,”  describing the emerging trend of predictive analytics in US postsecondary education. PAR is featured among the higher ed innovators working to improve student success with data. Per the finding of this report, the key is to transition from…

The Online Paradox of Community College Completion

Research by PAR Board member Dr. Peter Shea, University of Albany—SUNY,  showcased in a recent US News article. Community college students who take online courses are more likely – 25 percent more likely to be exact – to complete their two-year associate degree or some sort of certificate than students who didn’t take any online classes.…

PAR Framework and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) Announce Metrics and Measurement Partnership

PAR Framework, Inc., the leading independent, non-profit provider of learner analytics as a service, today announced a partnership with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to extend higher education outcomes metrics and measurement efforts at the national policy level. This partnership will feature the active collaboration of more than 15 US post-secondary institutions focused on…