FAQs: What are the cohorts and timeframes in the VFA?

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What are the cohorts and timeframes in the VFA?

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​VFA will report outcomes for two reporting timeframes for the Student Progress & Outcomes measures:
  1. Six Year Timeframe: students who entered the institution six years ago

  2. Two Year Timeframe: students who entered the institution two year ago

Each of these cohort years are broken into three cohort types:

  1. Main VFA Cohort: fall entering students that are first-time at the reporting college

  2. Credential Seeking: fall entering students that are – by their behavior – intending to earn a credential

  3. First Time In College: fall entering students that are first time in college

In addition to the SPO measures, colleges report separate cohorts for Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Adult Basic Education (ABE).

The VFA cohorts are described in detail in the VFA Brochure and the VFA Metrics Manual.

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Created at 10/9/2013 8:38 AM by VFA Admin
Last modified at 8/12/2015 4:40 PM by VFA Admin