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Predicting Student Graduation and Post-Secondary Success

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Engagement Synopsis

The South Bend Community School Corporation is seeking assistance in identifying predictors of student graduation and post-secondary success. The corporation is in the process of developing early warning dashboards for principals and school administrators based upon national education research and commonly accepted student performance indicators (attendance, discipline, and student grades). We believe there would be significant value in a research collaboration to:
a) Determining the local validity and thresholds for key indicators.
b) Explore additional predictors of graduation (assessment results, student mobility, student demographics).
c) Identiy how predictive thresholds vary across schools (high school and middle school).
d*) Determine whether graduation predictors extend to post-secondary enrollment and persistence.
The collaboration would rely upon longitudinal information housed within the district’s Student Information System. Component d) is a potential extension that would rely on matching district information with post-secondary enrollment data captured by the National Student Clearinghouse.

Company Information

CompanySouth Bend Community School Corporation
Revenue100,000 - 500,000,
StageMedium Business
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time, Upper Level Full-Time

Company Overview

Located in north-central Indiana, the South Bend Community School Corporation is St. Joseph County's oldest and largest school corporation, and the fourth largest school corporation in Indiana. SBCSC serves traditional K-12 students, special needs students from preschool through age 22, and a large number of adult students. Mission Statement In partnership with students, families and our community, the South Bend Community School Corporation provides the respect, encouragement and support every student needs to attain the knowledge and skills necessary for post-secondary success. Vision Statement SBCSC will be the community's choice for exceptional education with expert staff and exemplary programs that engage our diverse students in quality learning and equip each of them, academically and personally, to thrive in and shape an ever changing world.

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Rafi Nolan-Abrahamian

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Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolMasters in Business Analytics (MSBA)
Engagement Format -
CourseMSBA Capstone (SPRING 2021)
Students Enrolled5 Students per Group (83 Enrolled in Program)
Meeting Day & TimeTue OR Wed OR Thur (3:00 - 4:50 PM ET)
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment2 Hours
Duration13.29 Weeks

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