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Performance Measures and SPCC Goals for Student Achievement

The Performance Measures for Student Success reflect the North Carolina Community College System's major accountability requirements for programs and services. Statistically-defined "baselines" and "goals" have been established for each measure to ensure consistency, transparency, simplicity, and objectivity. Baselines, goals, definitions, and measurement methodologies for each measure can be found on the NCCCS Performance Measures website. SPCC has adopted the NCCCS Performance Measures "goals" for student achievement.

NCCCS Performance Measures*
SPCC Student Achievement Goal
NCCCS System Mean 2014 SPCC Student Achievement Results
SPCC vs. System Mean
Basic Skills Students Progress
Percentage of Basic Skills students attempting 60 or more contact hours during the program year who complete the year at a higher educational functional level.
51.2% 41.3% 47.0% Above
GED Diploma Passing Rate
Percentage of students taking at least one GED test during a program year who receive a GED diploma during the program year.
82.0% 73.6% 72.2% Below
Developmental Student Success Rate in College-Level English Course
Percentage of previous developmental English and/or reading students who successfully complete a credit English course (ENG 111 or higher) with a grade of "C" or better upon the first attempt.
74.9% 64.4% 59.5% Below
Developmental Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Course
Percentage of previous developmental math students who successfully complete a credit math course (MAT 140 or higher) with a "C" or better upon the first attempt.
75.4% 64.4% 61.1% Below
First Year Progression
Percentage of students seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate that began college for the first time in the fall, who attempted at least twelve credit hours within their first academic year, and successfully completed at least twelve of those hours by receiving a grade of "P", "C" or higher in those courses.
74.6% 68.3% 64.0% Below
Curriculum Student Completion
Percentage of students seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate who began college in a fall semester and meet one of the following criteria:
  • Graduated from a North Carolina community college credential program (Associate degree, Diploma, or Certificate) at any point from the start of their first fall term and up till 6th fall term afterward.
  • Transferred into a 4-year college as archived in the National Student Clearinghouse database on or before the 6th fall after original cohort term.
  • Are still enrolled during the 6th fall term and have successfully completed at least 36 non-developmental credits prior to the 6th fall term. Successful credit completion is based on grades of "C" or better.
45.6% 43.6%  41.2% Below
Licensure and Certification Passing Rate
Percentage of SPCC program graduates or completers who take North Carolina licensure or certification exams (in the categories seen below) and pass them on the first attempt. Exams included in this measure are only those state mandated exams which candidates must pass before becoming active practitioners.
91.7% 83.2% 84.8% Above
         
SPCC Licensure Pass Rates by Program
BLET 91.7%  83% 78% Below
EMT 91.7%  79% 77%  Below
EMT-P 91.7% 94% 100% Above
Therapeutic Massage 91.7%  90% 96%  Above
Practical Nursing 91.7%  94% 100%  Above
Registered Nursing 91.7%  85% 81%  Below
         
College Transfer Performance 93.8% 87.8% 92.8%  Above

*All data taken from the North Carolina Community Colleges 2014 Performance Measures for Student Success April 2014 Report
**For additional information contact the Department of Institutional Effectiveness at institutionalresearch@spcc.edu.