Longitudinal Tracking for IR

May 06-June 30, 2019

This course provides an overview of longitudinal tracking of students, a research approach that examines or observes the same set of students over time to learn about the effects on one or more study variables.

Core Lessons

  • Fundamentals of Longitudinal Tracking
  • Designing a Longitudinal Research Study
  • Preparing Data for Longitudinal Analysis

Task Modules and Exercises

Retention, Graduation and Persistence Rates: Demonstrates how to determine retention, graduation and persistence rates – common indicators of student success.

The Developmental Climb: Examines student progression from one level of remedial math to the next and from developmental to college-level courses.

Enrollment Patterns: Examines how student success interventions affect student success in subsequent academic terms and demonstrates how to appropriately conduct analysis and interpret the results.

Tracking Student Success: Examines how to measure the effect of an intervention on student persistence.

Course Sequence Patterns: Examines student progress through developmental math course sequences over multiple terms.

Designing a Retrospective Study: Demonstrates how to design a retrospective longitudinal tracking study in order to develop the profile of successful students.

Event Type(s): Online
Length of Event: 8 Weeks
Date(s): May 06-June 30, 2019
Cutoff Date: May 02, 2019