The National College Access Network has recently released a white paper assessing data platforms used by college access and success programs nationwide. Data Usage and Platforms for College Access and Success: Insight from the Field reviews the usage of these various platforms. Written as a product of the Common Measures Learning Community, this paper includes data from a survey of NCAN members and testimonials of five different data platforms used by college access and success programs nationally. You can access the NCAN whitepaper here.

Respondent feedback regarding Naviance was overwhelmingly positive.

“When used to its fullest capacity, this program can enhance the work of counseling teams and college and career readiness staff who work with larger numbers of students. It also provides an accessible way for students to work on their post-secondary plans and provides a place for them to share this plan with their parents.” - AchieveMPLS, NCAN member, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The NCAN paper outlines the advantages for Naviance use with college access programs through its ability to report at various levels, its usability amongst various populations, and the user-friendly design of the system. Testimonials from Naviance clients and NCAN members College Possible, College Bound-St. Louis, Collegiate Directions, Inc., and AchieveMPLS paint the picture of the Naviance/College Access fit.

“Naviance is pretty user friendly, and offers a centralized environment for housing data on our students. The data manipulation features within Naviance make it easy to organize and group data. We also really value the ability to show students where their academic profile falls in line with admissions information for different schools.” – Collegiate Directions, Inc., NCAN member, Bethesda, Maryland

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