Student Success Scorecard


This report makes extensive use of the Student Success Scorecard. The Student Success Task Force (SSTF) recommended the implementation of a new accountability framework, whose purpose is to provide stakeholders with clear and concise information on key student progress and success metrics in order to improve performance. The recommendation specified that a scorecard be built on the existing reporting system, the Accountability Reporting for the Community Colleges (ARCC).

In 2004, Assembly Bill 1417 triggered the creation of a performance measurement system for the California Community Colleges (CCC). That legislation and ensuing budget action authorized the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) to design and implement a performance measurement system containing performance indicators for the system and its colleges. This comprehensive system is known as the Accountability Reporting for the Community Colleges, or ARCC. To satisfy the request of the SSTF, the ARCC Advisory Workgroup, which guided the development of the initial accountability system in 2005, was reconvened. The workgroup was represented by individuals from various community college organizations and stakeholder groups, as well as researchers with technical expertise in performance measures. This technical workgroup reviewed the existing framework and designed the new Student Success Scorecard.

The data has now been disaggregated by gender, age, ethnicity, disability status, economically disadvantaged status, and veteran status in order for the colleges to monitor achievement gaps. In addition, outcome metrics are further broken down by whether or not first-time students enrolled at the colleges prepared for college level academics.

The Student Success Scorecard can be found at the following link: The following report includes synopsis of the overall trends in the scorecard data.