Starfish Analytics Increases Understanding of Student Barriers for Higher Education Leaders

Starfish by Hobsons Introduces New Analytics Tools to Break Down Barriers to Student Achievement

PALM DESERT, CA – July 18, 2018 – Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announces a series of enhancements within Starfish Analytics that will enable higher education institution leadership to make decisions based on data in order to break down barriers to student achievement.

Higher education provosts and presidents throughout the United States make decisions impacting which resources, academic offerings, and student support services are available on their campuses. The latest enhancements available in Starfish Analytics make data more accessible and easier to understand in order to make those difficult decisions.

“It is critical to understand the needs and barriers your students face,” said Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Starfish by Hobsons. “The reports within Starfish Analytics enable provosts and presidents to identify challenges their students face, and then direct resources to address those challenges.”

Starfish’s Benchmarks dashboard enables higher education leaders to compare longitudinal outcomes from schools with similar degree offerings, school size, demographics, or level of online delivery. Institutional leaders can narrow the results from more than 500,000 possible comparisons to specific student outcomes including program of study, demographic characteristics, cohorts or timeframes.

In addition, a new Historical Data report surfaces historical trends and opportunities while allowing student success decision makers to dig deeper into their data and align to their strategies to institutional goals.  Identifying trends in student success and achievement on their campus allows them to better determine if the existing services, academic pathways, and interventions are helping to ease the challenges students face.

Finally, Starfish’s commitment to engagement and partnership is evident in the release of their new Model Performance Report.  This industry first offering provides transparency into the Starfish Analytics predictive models, building trust and confidence in the use of analytics to drive action based on their needs. This collaborative partnership approach has led to the introduction of the Student Completion Score which goes beyond predicting the likelihood of a student being retained and focuses on the likelihood a student credentials.

The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform helps more than 450 colleges and universities scale their student success efforts so more students can achieve their academic and life goals. By helping higher education institutions leverage reliable data to pinpoint areas of concern and opportunity within courses and student populations, as well as institutional programs and services, Starfish connects these findings to action by identifying at-risk students, connecting students with valuable resources, and building academic plans to achieve student goals with the least momentum lost.

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About Hobsons

A global leader in education technology, Hobsons helps more than 15 million students to identify their strengths, explore careers, match to best-fit educational opportunities, create academic plans, and reach their education and life goals. More than 13,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our expertise and our solutions — Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish — to improve college and career readiness, college recruiting and admissions, and higher education student success to support millions of students around the world.

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