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Everett Public Schools: Focusing on SEL to Increase Graduation Rates by Over 64%

Everett Public Schools near Seattle, WA found themselves facing a graduation crisis, in which only 58% of students were graduating from high school on time. After shifting focus to include social emotional learning, the district increased their on-time graduation rate from 58% to 95%, representing a 64% increase.

Students Using Social Skills to Work in a Group

6 Steps to Align and Focus Your Student Success Goals

Institutions need to track their student support services, and key student success metrics, but first they need a strategic plan.

Starfish Shares a Vision with Complete College America

Connecting students with potential career and degree paths has been a guiding principle for Starfish and our clients for several years, long before the CCA codified the Purpose First Project.

Florida Atlantic University: Increasing Revenue Through Increased Persistence and Retention

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is a public research university in Boca Raton, Florida, with five satellite campuses in nearby cities. Ten distinguished colleges make up the university, which offers more than 170 degree programs. Since undertaking an effort to raise its academic and research standards, FAU’s enrollment has grown to more than 30,000 students.

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Lake-Sumter State College: Increasing the Bottom Line with Starfish Solutions

Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) was established in 1962 for students in Florida’s Lake and Sumter Counties. It has since grown into a three-campus institution serving over 7,500 students in over 30 degree, certificate and diploma programs.

Murray State University Selects Starfish By Hobsons as Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, VA, December 18, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Murray State University has chosen to implement Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to increase retention by providing students and faculty with easy-to-use and robust resources.

Report Finds Need to Expand College and Career Readiness

Arlington, VA, December 17, 2018 – Research indicates that the current approach to college and career readiness is too narrow. These findings drove Hobsons, the education technology leader and provider of Naviance, to develop an entirely new framework for college, career and life readiness and issue the report Expanding the Definition of College and Career Readiness to advance changes in the field.

High Value Inquiry Blog - Part 1 - Not All Inquiries Are Equal: How to Identify High Value Inquiries

By assigning different values to inquiries, institutions can take the first step towards focusing their recruitment efforts and investments on activities that have the most impact. Let’s walk through defining a high value inquiry and identifying inquiries.

Toolkit: Increasing Student Success in Community Colleges

Garner best practices, tips and insights on how to increase student success at the community college level from institutions similar to your own.

College, Career & Life Readiness Budget Trends Survey Brief

The CCLR Budget Trends 2018 report provides an analysis of CCLR funding sources and category spending at nearly 300 schools and districts. K-12 administrators can use the report to identify funding sources, compare current spending distributions, and make adjustments as needed.

Understanding the Differences Among Guided Pathways, Degree Planning, Success Plans, & Degree Audits

I regularly hear people use the terms Guided Pathways, Degree Planning, Success Plans, Degree Audits and an SIS system interchangeably; however, they are all distinctively different tools.

Expanding the Definition of College and Career Readiness: Introducing the CCLR Framework White Paper

Traditionally, college and career readiness (CCR) in schools has been centered around three areas: academic skills, career knowledge and college knowledge. But research shows that this isn’t enough.