The Central Ohio Compact, led by Columbus State Community College, is working with 28 school districts to research higher education and employment outcomes of high school. The Compact has contracted with the Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) at The Ohio State University to analyze student outcomes for cohorts of students graduating from covered schools between the 2012-13 and 2016-17 school years.
For each cohort the OERC will be focusing on key outcomes in the following domains:
* High school participation (e.g., College credits earned in high school; Courses completed, achievement scores);
* College participation (e.g., transfer student success, college courses/majors success)
* College completion
* Employment (e.g., in Ohio, by industry)
The OERC is designing and producing a dashboard that summarizes outcomes for each cohort on key measures of higher education success and employment. The dashboard will be organized so that each district will be able to view its own cohort and compare outcomes with other schools in the Compact. A college level view in the dashboard will allow institutions such as Columbus State Community College to examine student outcomes for individual high school students that enrolled in CSCC (or other institutions) for dual credit, or pursued a degree at CSCC after graduating from high school.