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Demographic Status Variables
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ESL Overview
The VFA is in the process of determining how best to measure outcomes for ESL students who come to the community college with varying levels of education and competencies.
% Students Complete ABE or GED
Measure: Percentage of students enrolled that completed the final or highest-level adult basic education course or the GED.

What to report:
  • Numerator: Students who successfully completed (grade of C or better or passing if pass/fail) the highest-level ABE or GED course allowing for progression into the next level of education by September 1, 2012;
  • Denominator: Students enrolled in ABE or GED courses during academic year 2010-11.
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Pell Status
  • Students enrolled in ABE or GED courses
% ABE/GED Students Transition to More Education
Measure: Percentage of students that completed ABE or GED education and are enrolled in college within one year of exiting the college.

What to report:
  • Numerator: Students who successfully completed (grade of C or better or passing if pass/fail) the highest-level ABE or GED by the end of the 2010-11 academic year and attempted at least one college level course by the end of 2011-12 academic year;
  • Denominator: Students who successfully completed (grade C or better or passing if pass/fail) the highest-level ABE or GED courses by the end of the 2010-11 academic year.
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Pell Status
  • Students completing ABE or GED courses
% ABE/GED Students Transition to Employment
Measure: Percentage of students who completed ABE or GED education and gained employment within one year of exiting the college

What to report:
  • Numerator: Students who successfully completed (grade of C or better or passing if pass/fail) the highest-level ABE or GED course and are employed with a livable wage in the 4th quarter of 2011.
  • Denominator: Students enrolled in ABE or GED courses during the 2009-10 academic year.
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Pell Status
  • Students enrolled in ABE or GED courses