Types Of CPQ Reports

The three types of reports described on this page were developed to assist administrators and policy makers who are responsible for program supervision. These reports collectively enable policy makers to: (a) discover those factors that had the strongest impact on retention at their schools, (b) determine why retention rates fluctuate from year to year, (c) establish a system which allows them to efficiently allocate resources, and (d) evaluate program and institutional effectiveness.

The Institutional Commitment Report provides a customized analysis of the reasons why students do or do not develop favorable feelings about the particular school they are attending. The primary variable, called Institutional Commitment (IC), is the strongest known predictor of students’ persistence from one semester to the next. Scores on IC at a particular school are thoroughly examined in relation to the students’ pre-enrollment qualities and their post-matriculation experiences. The report presents a profile of important IC correlates and clarifies where the school should target its resources to maximize retention. Click to view or download an exemplar of an IC report (19 pages).

The Retention Report analyzes the relationship between CPQ scores and students’ enrollment status one year later. The customized summary of results from a particular school pinpoints the key pre-enrollment qualities and post-matriculation experiences that affect retention. The description and comparison of returning versus non-returning students is the most powerful tool available for understanding the multitude of reasons why students thrive or falter. The analysis enables schools to identify the variables that place students at-risk to prematurely quit, and it serves as a guide to devising successful intervention strategies. Learn more.

The Institutional Effectiveness Report examines the multitude of ways in which students grow and change as they advance through school or a particular program. Comparisons in CPQ scores are made between students who are at different stages in their progress, from freshmen to seniors. Also, measurements can be taken on the same students at different points in time, which yields highly accurate pictures of change. The report summarizes the progress that is being made on relevant goals, be they school-wide or programmatic, and is a valuable aid in fulfilling the requirements of accreditation. Learn more.

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