Performance Funding - Definitions and Technical Specifications

 Two-Year Colleges

 Measure Explanation  Details  Code 
Remedial
Course Success
The rate of remedial courses completed relative to remedial courses attempted.  This is an SSCH calculation of all successful grades in remedial courses divided by the total remedial SSCH attempted . The remedial course success rate is expressed as a percentage and changes over time are expressed as a difference in percentage points. Attempted hours based on 11 th class day. Does not include Ds. The point earned for improvement is .50.  A19
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 Non-remedial Course Success  The rate of non-remedial courses completed relative to non-remedial courses attempted.  This is an SSCH calculation of all successful grades in non-remedial courses divided by the total non-remedial attempted SSCH. The non-remedial course success rate is expressed as a percentage and changes over time are expressed as a difference in percentage points. Does not include remedial courses. Attempted hours based on 11 th class day. Includes Ds . The point earned for improvement is .50. A18
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 Progression  The rate of students that complete either 18 hours or a credential.  This measure utilizes a cohort of:
•  credential–seeking students
•  enrolled in six or more hours
•  during the fall or spring semester.
This cohort is then tracked through the next two academic years to identify how many students in this cohort:
•  earned either 18 or more credit hours (including remedial courses)
•  OR completed a credential (certificate of proficiency, technical certificate or any associate degree).
The progression rate is expressed as a percentage and changes over time are expressed as a difference in percentage points.
The point earned for improvement is 1.00.
 A24
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 Certificates
of Proficiency
 The number of certificates of proficiency awarded.  This is an overall headcount of all certificates of proficiency awarded by institution. This includes all certificates of proficiency approved by ADHE. Students earning more than one credential are counted each time. The point earned for improvement is .50. A01
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 Technical
Certificates
 The number of technical certificates awarded.  This is an overall headcount of all technical certificates awarded by institution. This includes all technical certificates approved by ADHE. Students earning more than one credential are counted each time. The point earned for improvement is .50. A01
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 Associate
Degrees
 The number of associate degrees awarded.  This is an overall headcount of all associate degrees awarded by institution. This includes all associate degrees approved by ADHE. Students earning more than one credential are counted each time. The point earned for improvement is 1.00. A01
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 Total
Credentials
 The rate of credentials awarded relative to enrollment.  This is a count of all credentials awarded by institution per 100 FTE. This includes all certificates of proficiency, technical certificates and associate degrees approved by ADHE. The total credentials rate is expressed as a percentage and changes over time are expressed as a difference in percentage points. Students earning more than one credential are counted each time. The points earned for improvement are 2.00.  A01
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 Low-Income  The number of low-income students relative to enrollment.  This is a headcount of low-income students divided by overall credential-seeking headcount. Low-income is defined as receiving Pell. Up to one compensatory point will be added to total mandatory points based on percentage of students who receive Pell. (Ex: 50% of students receive Pell = .50 compensatory point.) Total mandatory points may not exceed six. A21
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Under-prepared Under-prepared The number of underprepared students relative to enrollment. This is a headcount of underprepared students divided by overall credential-seeking headcount. Underprepared is defined as having an ACT of 15 or below, or equivalent score. Up to one compensatory point will be added to total mandatory points based on percentage of students who are underprepared. (Ex: 50% of students are underprepared = .50 compensatory point.) Total mandatory points may not exceed six. *Working with ACT to determine ACT equivalent scores. A14
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STEM
Credentials
The number of STEM credentials awarded. This is an overall headcount of all certificates and degrees awarded by institution in the STEM CIP Codes. Based on most recent ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) list as published on www.ice.gov. Students earning more than one credential are counted each time. An institution may assign up to 2.00 points to this measure. Point(s) earned if number improves. Optional measures may not exceed 4 points. A03
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High Demand
Credentials
The number of high demand credentials awarded. This is an overall headcount of all certificates and degrees awarded by institution in the high demand CIP Codes. Based on most recent ADWS list as published on www.discoverarkansas.net. Students earning more than one credential are counted each time. An institution may assign up to 2.00 points to this measure. Point(s) earned if number improves. Optional measures may not exceed 4 points. A03
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Workforce
 Training
The number of workforce training contact hours reported. Workforce Education/Training is defined as any postsecondary (primarily non-credit) education or training activity (seminar, workshop, course, customized training, etc.) that is specifically used for developing/enhancing the skills of existing employees or members of any business or industry, and any training provided to individuals, whether employed or unemployed, that is designed to meet the employment needs of the student and/or employer by enhancing occupational, technical, and/or soft (communication, computational, and interpersonal) skills. Workforce training contact hours are reported by colleges annually. An institution may assign up to 2.00 points to this measure. Point(s) earned if number improves. Optional measures may not exceed 4 points. A22
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Transfer The number of students that transfer after completing a minimum of 12 hours. This is an overall headcount of any student
•  earning at least 12 hours at the “sending” institution
•  that transfers to an Arkansas two-year college or four-year university. Includes remedial hours. The institution “sending” the student is counted. An institution may assign up to 2.00 points to this measure. Point(s) earned if number improves. Optional measures may not exceed 4 points.
A12
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Adult
Credentials
The number of credentials awarded to adults. This is an overall headcount of adult students who complete a certificate of proficiency, technical certificate or associate degree (as defined above). Adult is defined as age 25 or older at time of completion . All credentials completed are counted. An institution may assign up to 2.00 points to this measure. Point(s) earned if number improves. Optional measures may not exceed 4 points. A06
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Minority
Credentials
The number of credentials awarded to minorities. This is an overall headcount of any credential completer reported as Asian, Black, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Unknowns, Non-Resident Aliens, White and Other graduates are excluded. Graduate includes completion of certificate of proficiency, technical certificate, or associate degree (as defined above). All credentials completed are counted. An institution may assign up to 2.00 points to this measure. Point(s) earned if number improves. Optional measures may not exceed 4 A04
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Employment The number of credential completers that obtain employment. *Working with Arkansas Department of Workforce Services on data. An institution may assign up to 2.00 points to this measure. Point(s) earned if number improves. Optional measures may not exceed 4 points.

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