Before we dive into the Spring 2020 semester, I wanted to take a moment to share our findings with you on our Summer 2019 students. As most of you know: we began administering an Online Readiness Assessment in October of 2018, and students complete this upon their arrival to Daytona State College during their online orientation. Shortly, we will reach one full year of data on our incoming students with this project! We are so excited about this, and we will update you when we have all of this data collected and synthesized, sometime during the Spring 2020 semester--so keep a lookout!
Before I get to that, though, I wanted to take a moment to say a giant THANK YOU! Without you, we wouldn’t be able to support these students, and work towards filling the gaps they bring into your classrooms. Your support is paramount, and as we see the retention of our online students rising, we know it’s a reflection of the work and effort you put in to support these students, day in and day out. We appreciate you! Onto the data...
First off, our summer students have scored the highest average so far, and with good reason due to our heightened number of online offerings over the summer—we would hope this would be the case. They scored an average 77.52/100 on the assessment, and this was 4 points higher than the Spring 2019 students.
As we approach the following semester and receive the Fall 2019 data, we will start to make some inferences on the steps going forward, and how to use this data to best fit our institution and students. We look forward to keeping you updated, and as always feel free to let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for reading! If you haven’t already, please subscribe to stay up-to-date with the Division of Online Studies at DSC and hear the future updates we’ll be sending out.
Kara Parkes, M.A.
Online Retention Coordinator, Academic Advising
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