New Research From Civitas Learning Asks, ‘Who’s Likely to Succeed in College?’

STATUS SYMBOL: Learning management systems contain troves of data about how students engage with their course content. Civitas Learning, an Austin, Texas-based company that builds technology to mine such data, published a report with new findings about what kinds of student actions are likely to indicate whether students will have trouble with their classes.

The company’s second Community Insights report, which looks at 4 million student records from 68 client institutions, asks the question: “which LMS engagement or activity was most predictive of success?” While this varies by institution, Civitas found four kinds of actions in the LMS are more likely to predict student success than others: attendance, LMS grades, course material engagement and discussion board engagement.

For more on the company's research on which students are likely to succeed or drop out of college, check out the full report.

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