John Picone

4 Reasons Why You Should Be Testing Incoming Students for Admissions and Placement

Prior to admitting a student into your educational program, there are many questions that can only be answered by assessments. John Picone shares four reason why testing should be a key part of your admissions and placement process.

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What is Learning Outcomes?

Do you know if your students really have the necessary skills to be successful in the workplace? John Picone discusses what is learning outcomes and how you can be confident your students are achieving what they should be. 

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What is Student Engagement and Why Does it Matter?

“Student engagement” is a term that gets thrown around a lot these days. Let’s take a look at what it means for you.

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The Value of Certificates

Though the traditional path to a rewarding career and higher income has typically been associated with a four-year college degree, recent trends show the value of becoming certified is rising.

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Student Admissions: What do You Need to Test For?

With enrollment in higher education down, it is now more important than ever that we do everything possible to bring in student candidates that have the best opportunities to succeed and stay through completion. This starts with the student admissions process.

First, we need to start by testing every student applicant. This means making sure you’re asking the right questions, like: Read more about Student Admissions: What do You Need to Test For?

3 Ways to Keep Students Motivated During the Holidays

As unbelievable as it may be, the holidays are upon us (is summer really over?!) and that means keeping your students engaged is going to become a struggle. In between family gatherings, vacations, breaks from school and playing with all those cool new gadgets, school will slowly get relegated to the back of many students’ minds. However, it is important to make sure they finish the semester strong and don’t get off track. 

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ATB: The Options

As you know, after July 1st, only students with a high school diploma, GED, or Home School Certification are eligible for Title IV funding, including Pell Grants. Read more about ATB: The Options

For-Profit Repayment Rates Improving

Last Friday, the Department of Education released new data on two- and three-year federal student loan cohort default rates.

Don’t let the news get you down. There were some exciting – and positive – numbers that came
out of the report: the two-year default rate of for-profit institutions decreased from 15%
to 12.9%.
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Embracing Gainful Employment

On the eve of implementing the Department of Education’s (ED) highly controversial Gainful Employment regulations, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the Department of Education and struck down the regulations, stating that, “The debt repayment standard was not based upon any facts at all.” Read more about Embracing Gainful Employment

Understanding the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam

The leading student admissions test for Career Colleges is the SLE. This short video explains what it is, what it’s used for, and how it can help your school admit students who are likely to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

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