Student Equity Indicators
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The percentage of each population group that is enrolled compared to that group’s representation in the adult population within the community served.
2. Course Completion (Retention)
Ratio of the number of credit courses that students ― by population group ― actually complete by the end of the term compared to the number of courses in which students in that group are enrolled on the census day of the term. Note: “Course Completion” means the successful completion of a credit course for which a student receives a recorded grade of A, B, C, or Credit.
3.ESL and Basic Skills Completion
Ratio of the number of students ― by population group ― who complete a degree-applicable course after having completed the final ESL or basic skills course to the number of those students who completed such a final course.
Completion of a degree applicable course means the “successful” completion of English 1A, elementary algebra or any collegiate course which is transferable to a four-year institution, has a value of three or more units, and meets established academic requirements for rigor in literacy and innumeracy.
4. Degree and Certificate Completion
Ratio of the number of students ― by population group ― who receive a degree or certificate to the number of students in that group with the same informed matriculation goal
Ratio of the number of students ― by population group ― who complete a minimum of 12 units and have attempted a transfer level course in mathematics or English, to the number of students in that group who actually transfer after one or more (up to six) years. (source: California Community Colleges Chalenecellers' office)
The proportionality methodology compares the percentage of a disaggregated subgroup in an initial cohort to its own percentage in the resultant outcome group. A ratio of 1.0 indicates that a subgroup is present in both conditions at the same rate. A ratio of less than 1.0 indicates that the subgroup is less prevalent in the outcome than the cohort.Conversely, a ratio greater than 1.0 indicates that the subgroup is more prevalent in the outcome than the cohort. The higher the proportionality, the higher the rate at which a subgroup has attained a desired educational outcome; conversely, the lower the proportionality index, the lower the attainment rate.
The Summary of Proportionality Index