In April 2013, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office released web-based Student Success Scorecards that detail student performance at all 113 colleges. The new user friendly tool was a major recommendation of the California Community Colleges Student Success Task Force.
Students, parents, community leaders and policy makers can use the scorecard to track the rate of students transferring to four-year institutions and completing certificates and degrees. The scorecard also measures how effectively colleges move students through remedial and career technical instruction.
The Student Success Scorecard is part of the California Community Colleges Student Success Initiative, which is vital to the state’s economy. Studies show jobs requiring at least an associate degree are projected to grow twice as fast as those requiring no college experience, and graduating from a community college doubles an individual’s chance of finding a job compared to those who failed to complete high school.
So, how is your local college doing? Check it out at www.scorecard.cccco.edu/scorecard. You can also watch a video message on the scorecard initiative from California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris at www.californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/videoblog.