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The official blog of @SCHEVResearch at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Discussions about our work, national higher education data policy, and highlights about the data we publish.


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Cost of Living Estimates

by Tod Massa 19. January 2018 20:39
 We are at the end of the first week of the legislative session and there are a lot of bills in play. Some of these will affect data collections. I'm not going to say too much about them since I believe a number of these will probably be rolled into one bill about dual enrollment and transfer. ... [More]


Categories: Student Success

The cost of dropping out

by Tod Massa 16. September 2016 17:28
There is an undeniable payoff in going to a college that has been documented a number of times. Recently, the Center for Education and the Workforce found that than 95% jobs created during the recent economic recovery have gone to workers with at least some college education. SCHEV's data show that ... [More]


Categories: General, Reports, Student Success

Notes From a Recent Presentation on Student Success Measurement

by Tod Massa 15. September 2015 23:24
INTRODUCTION I have been asked to spend a few brief minutes today talking about student success and how we measure it. “Brief” because with the wealth of data we publish on our website, it is easy for me to spend hours talking about student success in terms of degree completion and persi... [More]


Categories: General, Student Success

What does a degree signify?

by Tod Massa 18. April 2015 08:39
Counting degrees is one thing. Thinking about what they mean is something else entirely. Degree requirements tell us what students must do to complete a degree. What does it mean to be college educated, what does completing, and hopefully earning, a college degree signify? Sriram Khé of Eugen... [More]


Categories: Student Success

Been there. Done that. Got the chart.

by Tod Massa 22. November 2013 18:51
In the Twitterverse and elsewhere this week, there was noise about the failure of institutions to disclose graduation rates of students with Pell grants and students without Pell but with subsidized Stafford loans. This is a disclosure requirement of the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act. My fri... [More]


Categories: Breaking News, Reports, Student Success

Coming Attractions

by Tod Massa 29. May 2013 21:32
It is going to be an exciting summer! Very shortly we will be releasing the new Transfer Feedback reports for VCCS and Richard Bland College. These are in the review stage now.  They differ  from the existing  transfer reports in a number of important ways. First, they are annualized ... [More]

The Student Success Index

by Tod Massa 29. March 2013 13:29
We are about to begin publicly linking the new Sub-Cohort Lifecycle and Student Success Index reports. This will likely be in the first week of April and I want to write about the possible implications of these reports and our intent in publishing them. Anytime we release anything that remotely rese... [More]


Categories: Reports, Student Success

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