Student Retention

Student Retention: What Do You Do When “Life Happens”

When adult educators get together and discuss their concerns, student retention is always mentioned as a major issue. This should not come as a surprise, though, because adult education is tasked with serving those most in need.

Adult students come to your classes for a multitude of reasons: Read more about Student Retention: What Do You Do When “Life Happens”

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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The Cost of Student Disengagement

It is alarming that disengaged students represent approximately 18% of postsecondary students. Simply put, disengaged students are less motivated to improve their educational outcomes, and they place less emphasis on their education. It is perhaps no surprise, then, that disengaged students have the poorest educational outcomes, which are costly to the student, the institution, and society. Read more about The Cost of Student Disengagement

How to Identify and Prevent Dropout

Early identification of risk factors that could cause a student to drop out can make a major difference in that student’s educational outcomes. Learn how to identify the potential risks and what you can do to prevent dropout.

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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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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?

Improving Student Engagement Tip #2: Engagement Equals Employment

We have been talking a lot about a study Wonderlic and the Imagine America Foundation (IAF) recently conducted  to determine what factors influence student engagement. To a large extent, student engagement occurs when students make a significant, psychological investment in their learning. Student engagement is affected by school resources and student characteristics. Read more about Improving Student Engagement Tip #2: Engagement Equals Employment

Enrolling Students You Never Meet

There is a shift in education towards online learning. There are a lot of advantages to distance education that benefits students, teachers, and institutions. Students don’t have to relocate. Online schedules are often flexible. Schools can recruit the best talent from a worldwide pool. Modern technology is often faster and easier to use than traditional teaching methods. Read more about Enrolling Students You Never Meet

Improving Student Engagement Tip #1: Friends and Family Make a Difference

As you may already know, Wonderlic and the Imagine America Foundation (IAF) recently conducted a study to determine what factors influence student engagement. We discovered that student engagement occurs when students make a significant, psychological investment in their learning. Engaged students put a large amount of effort into learning, and they take pride in incorporating what they learn into their lives.

But what makes a student engaged vs. disengaged?

Mentor Your High Risk Students

If you work with ATB and other non-traditional students, you are well aware that the odds of them dropping out are higher than with traditional students. Keeping them engaged and active in school can be an enormous challenge. If they slip behind and drop out, they’ll have more difficulty reaching their full potential, which can greatly affect their success later in life.  Read more about Mentor Your High Risk Students

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