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: To get their GED To learn to...

Only 6 Months Left to Avoid GED Reset!

Do you have students who have passed portions of the GED test, but not all? Or, have some taken the entire test, but don’t have the minimum overall score? Maybe they have not been able to get a passing score on the essay. Whatever the situation, you and those students are feeling very stressed because time is running out! There are onl...

Using Learning Outcomes for Teacher Performance and Development

Student learning gains, as measured by scores on pretests and post tests, are increasingly being used to evaluate educator performance. Known as “value-added” measuring, student gains are often the primary factor used to select educational staff for rewards or sanctions. So… is that the best way to evaluate them? And what’s the be...

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...

How to Identify and Prevent Dropping Out of School

Early identification of risk factors that could cause a student to dropout of school 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. Today I’m going to talk about identifying student risk factors and how to prevent existing students...

How Can You Tell if Your New Graduates Will Meet Employer Needs?

Producing students who are properly prepared for the workforce is not only beneficial to the student, it is also representative of the quality of your program. When your graduates consistently have the necessary skills to be successful, the reputation of your school is strengthened and employers are likely to recognize your students as be...

Why You Should Be Measuring Learning Outcomes

In order to begin measuring learning outcomes, we need to start with an understanding of why we should be measuring them in the first place. Employers Let’s consider this from the perspective of employers first. In today’s market, employers are faced with the challenge of hiring employees from a large...

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 mean...

Understanding the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE)

The leading student admissions test for Career Colleges is the Scholastic Level Exam (SLE). This blog explains what it is, what it’s used for, and how it can help your school admit students who are likely to succeed in the classroom and beyond. Let's talk about Wonderlic's ...