Hobsons Launches Community Intervention Sharing to Help Higher Education Institutions Achieve 100 Percent Goal Attainment

Platform Allows Institutions to Explore, Define, and Share Student Support Programs with a Common Framework

ARLINGTON, VA - February 21, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, today announced the release of its new Community Intervention Sharing feature within the Starfish Enterprise Success platform. The new capability, announced at Achieving the Dream’s DREAM 2018 conference, is a pillar of Starfish’s approach to student success and allows institutions for the first time to share and browse interventions across the entire Starfish community in order to accelerate development of effective student support.

Due to the decentralized nature of student success efforts within a college or university, student support programs can be disconnected, misunderstood, and underutilized. The Student Success Matrix (SSMx) was designed using a framework that aligns key student risk predictors against stages in the academic life cycle — allowing the university to examine and address redundancies, gaps, and inefficiencies in the overall student success strategy.

“Our clients are reaching milestones quicker than ever because they aren’t doing it alone, but working with thought leaders like Achieving the Dream,” said Howard Bell, Hobsons Senior Vice President and General Manager Starfish. “Today, with SSMx sharing, Starfish clients are able to harness the insights from their own data, their own departments, and now their colleagues across higher education to catalyze change in their student success community.”

With the new development of community intervention sharing, today’s SSMx can be used to:

  • Browse interventions catalogued by other institutions, using a wide variety of criteria
  • Identify, define, and measure the student interventions in place across an institution
  • Share verified student support practices with the Starfish community

To learn more about Starfish, visit http://www.starfishsolutions.com.

About Hobsons
A global leader in education technology, Hobsons helps students to identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to best-fit educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. More than 12,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our solutions -- Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish -- to improve college and career readiness, holistic college admissions, and higher education student support for millions of students around the world.

About Starfish by Hobsons
The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform helps hundreds of colleges and universities efficiently scale their student success programs so that more students can achieve their academic and life goals. With Starfish, institutions can leverage reliable, actionable data to assess which services and interventions are working to keep students on track. Starfish was awarded the 2017 Guided Pathways to Success (GPS) Seal of Approval from Complete College America. To learn more, visit http://www.starfishsolutions.com

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