Student Achievement Goals

GOALS AND MEASURES BASELINE
(AY 2016)

THRESHOLDS
OF
ACCEPTABILITY

RESULTS TARGET
1. SPC Students enroll at increasing numbers. Fall 15   Fall 17 Fall 18 Fall 19 Fall 2020
11,198 11,881 12,050 11,590 12,962 12,962
2. SPC Students earn high productive grade rates. 83.1 70.0% 83.6% 83.6% 83.1% 83.4%
3. SPC Students complete their courses. 93.8% 85.0% 93.2% 93.9% 93.7% 94.0%
4. SPC Students stay in school from fall-to-fall. FT FTIC Fall-to-Fall. Fall
15-16
  Fall
16-17
Fall
17-18
Fall
18-19
 Fall
19-20
57.2% 59.2% 64.0% 56.9% 62.7% 63.0%
5. SPC Students graduate. FTIC 4-year. Fall 12
Cohort
  Fall 13
Cohort
Fall 14
Cohort
Fall 15
Cohort
 Fall 16
Cohort
16.6% 24.6% 22.5% 32.5% 33.4% 33.7%
6. SPC Students
complete. 6-year total completion rate.
Fall 10
Cohort
  Fall 11
Cohort
Fall 12
Cohort
Fall 13
Cohort
Fall 14
Cohort
34.5% 33.5% 25.6% 35.9% 37.9% 38.2%
7. SPC Students earn Degrees and Certificates. AY 16   AY 17 AY 18 AY 19 AY 20
1,800 2,017 2,007 1,988 2,203 2,351

8. SPC Students transfer to 4-year colleges and universities.

% of FTIC students transferred to a senior institution in six years.

14.5% 15.6% 14.6%  15.8% 17.5% 17.8%
9. SPC Graduates are employed. FY 16   FY 16 FY 17 FY 18  FY 19 
% technical students employed within six months of graduation.* 58.7% 58.7% 60.1% 57.5% 63.6% 63.9%
% technical students employed or enrolled within six months of graduation.* 92.1% 85.0% 92.1% 89.2% 93.0% 93.3%
10. SPC Students pass licensure exams. 84.1% 75.0% 84.1% 92.8% 93.9% 94.2%

Data Sources:

Items 1, 4, 7, 10 – THECB Accountability Data
Items 2, 3 – IRES Data by Strategic Driver (Completion – Grade Distribution)
Item 5 – Alamo Colleges Benchmarks
Items 6, 8 – National Student Clearinghouse
Item 9 – THECB Almanac


Methodology: Thresholds of Acceptability are based on state/institutional mandates as applicable (PGR, course completion, employed/enrolled, licensure); all others are based on 4 – 5-year averages by data source. Targets are based on +0.3% growth as applicable; enrollment and number of degrees and certificates are determined through Wildly Important Goals (WIG)

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