Program evaluation in education, Curriculum-based assessment
About 10% of freshmen students who are admitted in fall do not transition to winter term and about 15-20% of the students who complete their freshmen year do not return the following fall. In addition, students who have major concerns about financing their education and students who are not sure about their plans (as identified in FRINQ Prior Learning Survey) tend to leave at a higher rate. Similarly, students with HS GPA below 3.0 and conditionally admitted students tend to leave at a higher rate. Finally, about 80% of the students who indicate (in the FRINQ End-of-Year Survey) they are not planning to return the following fall, do not come back. These projects are designed to intervene with students at critical junctions in their educational experience at Portland State University and offer financial awards as needed once academic plans have been created.
Blekic, Mirela; Ofsink, James; Jhaj, Sukhwant; Fortmiller, Dan; Carpenter, Rowanna L.; Harrison, Paloma; Dyson, Martha; Ingersoll, Becki; Sanchez, Becky; Mercer, Robert; Nguyen, Amanda; and McDonald, Louise, "Data to Action: Freshman Retention Project" (2012). University Studies Assessment Research. 6.