Performance Measures & Standards

North Carolina Community College System 2013
Critical Success Factors (CSF)

Factor I: Core Indicators of Student Success (PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND STANDARDS)

The Performance Measures for Student Success Report is the North Carolina Community College System’s major accountability document. This annual report is based on data compiled from the previous year and serves to inform colleges and the public on the performances of the 58 community colleges. In 2010, President Scott Rawls established a Performance Measures Committee to develop new performance-based student success measures to go into effect in 2013. In November 2011, the State Board formally approved the eight Performance Measures. These measures were then submitted to the General Assembly by March 2012 and later adopted in June 2012 through Section 8.5 of S.L. 2012-142. The results for 2011-2012, as shown in the North Carolina Community College System’s 2013 Performance Measures for Student Success, are as follows.

CRITERIA AND OUTCOMES FOR 2013 PERFORMANCE REPORT PERFORMANCE FUNDING AND ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES

A. Basic Skills Student Progress

The percentage of students who progress as defined by an educational functioning level.
Data Source: Literacy Education Information System annual data file
Goal: 51.2%    Baseline: 20.6%
Coastal’s 2011-2012 performance level: 37.9%

B. GED Diploma Passing Rate

The percentage of students taking at least one GED test during a program year who receive a GED diploma during the program year.
Data Source: Literacy Education Information System annual data file; Oklahoma Scoring GED test files
Goal: 82.0%    Baseline: 49.3%
Coastal’s 2011-2012 performance level: 64.4%

C. Developmental Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses

The percentage of previous developmental English and/or reading students who successfully complete a credit English course with a grade of “P”, “C”, or better upon the first attempt.
Data Source: Curriculum Registration, Progress, Financial Aid Report (CRPFAR) data file
Goal: 74.9%    Baseline: 45.2%
Coastal’s 2011-2012 performance level: 70.0%

D. Developmental Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses

The percentage of previous developmental math students who successfully complete a credit math course with a “C” or better upon the first attempt.
Data Source: Curriculum Registration, Progress, Financial Aid Report (CRPFAR) data file
Goal: 75.4%    Baseline: 47.5%
Coastal’s 2011-2012 performance level: 62.7%

E. First Year Progression

The percentage of first-time fall credential-seeking students attempting at least twelve hours within their first academic year who successfully complete (“P”, “C”, or better) at least twelve of those hours.
Data Source: Curriculum Registration, Progress, Financial Aid Report (CRPFAR) data file; National Student Clearinghouse
Goal: 74.6%    Baseline: 53.2%
Coastal’s 2011-2012 performance level: 72.4%

F. Curriculum Student Completion

The percentage of first-time fall credential-seeking students who graduate, transfer, or are still enrolled with 36 hours after six years.
Data Source: Curriculum Registration, Progress, Financial Aid Report (CRPFAR) data file; National Student Clearinghouse
Goal: 45.6%    Baseline: 28.6%
Coastal’s 2011-2012 performance level: 45.1%

G. Licensure and Certification Passing Rate

The aggregate institutional passing rate of first-time test-takers on licensure and certification exams. Exams included in this measure are state mandated exams which candidates must pass before becoming active practitioners.
Data Source: Licensing agencies
Goal: 91.7%    Baseline: 71.0%
Coastal’s 2011-2012 performance level: 94.3%

H. College Transfer Performance

Among community college associate degree completers and those who have completed 30 or more credit hours who transfer to a four-year university or college, the percentage who earn a GPA of 2.00 or better after two consecutive semesters within the academic year at the transfer institution.
Data Source: Curriculum Registration, Progress, Financial Aid Report (CRPFAR) data file; National Student Clearinghouse; UNC-General Administration; Participating NC Independent Colleges and Universities including Barton College, Campbell University, Catawba College, Chowan University, Gardner-Webb University, Mars Hill College, Meredith College, Methodist University, and Mount Olive College.
Goal: 93.8%    Baseline: 71.2%
Coastal’s 2011-2012 performance level: 90.1%

In the 2011-2012 academic year, Coastal Carolina Community College met and/or exceeded all state mandated performance measures.