Using the Analysis-Ready Files

The analysis-ready files are Excel files of student-level data displayed in one row per student with 50+ columns of data elements and calculated outcomes. The data is derived from your PDP course and cohort files as well as Clearinghouse enrollment and degree data for a deeper dive into key student […]

First Year Credit Accumulation Rate Benchmarking Dashboard

The First Year Credit Accumulation Rate Benchmarking Dashboard provides a view of how successful students are at completing enough credits in their first academic year of enrollment to progress toward on-time completion as compared to benchmarking institutions. It can help institutions determine whether students are gaining academic momentum early on […]

Outcomes Benchmarking Dashboard

The Outcomes Benchmarking Dashboard provides a view of completion rates and other outcomes for students by cohort year as compared to benchmarking institutions. The dashboard sorts student outcomes into three categories: Completed: The student has earned a credential (bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, or certificate) at the cohort institution or another […]

First Year Gateway Course Completion Dashboard

The First Year Gateway Course Completion Dashboard shows how many students have successfully completed their required math or English gateway courses in their first academic year. This dashboard can help you determine, assess, and address any gaps in gateway course completion, a critical leading indicator of on-time credential completion. Watch […]

Opting In or Out of the Student Insights Dashboard

About the Student Insights Dashboard The Student Insights Dashboard is an optional tool that displays data your institution provides through the PDP to the public in a de-identified, readily accessible, and understandable way. You can view the Student Insights Dashboard at https://app.studentclearinghouse.org/pdp-insights-dashboard/. Watch the video below to learn more about […]

Using the Submission Tracker

The Submission Tracker displays a summary status of submitted data, reports, and PDP dashboards for an institution, system of institutions (SOI) or education organization. You can use the Submission Tracker to view the statuses of an institution’s data submissions, some information about the data files submitted for the institution to […]

Cohort-Level Analysis-Ready File Data Dictionary

First Name Student’s first name in the submission file. Middle Name Student’s middle name or first initial of middle name in the submission file. Last Name Student’s last name in the submission file. SSN Student’s Social Security number in the submission file. Date of Birth Student’s date of birth in […]

Course-Level Analysis-Ready File Data Dictionary

First Name Student’s first name in the submission file. Middle Name Student’s middle name or initial in the submission file. Last Name Student’s last name in the submission file. SSN Student’s Social Security Number in the submission file. Date of Birth Student’s date of birth in the submission file in […]

Using the Dashboards

Dashboard Metrics Watch the video below to learn about the metrics used in the PDP dashboards. Early Momentum Resources Adelman, C. (2006). The toolbox revisited: Paths to degree completion from high school through college. Washington, DC: Department of Education. Attewell, Heil & Reisel. (2012). What is academic momentum? And does […]

Key Performance Indicators and Critical Data Elements

The PDP relies on a combination of elements from each institution’s cohort and course files to populate Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Reports. Participating institutions submit data twice per year and complete a one-time questionnaire to help tailor their reports. The Clearinghouse collects additional data through our EnrollmentVerify and DegreeVerify services. […]