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...

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...

What is Student Engagement and Why Does it Matter?

“Student engagement” is a term that gets thrown around a lot these days. Wonderlic takes a look at what it means for you. What does the term “student engagement” mean to you? If you don’t have a clear, concise answer to that question, and one that includes a measureable action plan, don’t worry… you’re not alone. It’s n...

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...

Enrolling Students You Never Meet

There is a shift in education towards online learning. There are a lot of advantages to distance education that benefits students, teachers, and institutions. Students don’t have to relocate. Online schedules are often flexible. Schools can recruit the best talent from a worldwide pool. Modern technology is often faster and easier to us...

Mentor Your High Risk Students

If you work with ATB and other non-traditional students, you are well aware that the odds of them dropping out are higher than with traditional students. Keeping them engaged and active in school can be an enormous challenge. If they slip behind and drop out, they’ll have more difficulty reaching their full potential, which can greatly...