IE Performance Measures
In 1998, the General Assembly directed the State Board to review past performance measures and define standards to ensure programs and services offered by community colleges in North Carolina were of sufficient quality. In 2010, a review process was established to ensure the measures and methods for evaluating colleges were current and remained focused on improving student success. Every three years, a committee that is inclusive of college leaders; subject matter experts; and research and assessment professionals are appointed to review the measures and recommend deletions, revisions, and additions.
Currently, the following seven measures are used: Basic Skills Student Progress, Student Success Rate in College‐Level English Courses, Student Success Rate in College‐Level Math Courses, First Year Progression, Curriculum Student Completion, Licensure and Certification Passing Rate, College Transfer Performance.
The outcomes funding model associated with the performance measures was implemented in 2013. A major component of this model is the establishment of system‐wide baseline and excellence levels for each measure. Based on three years of data (if available) for each measure, baseline levels are set two standard deviations below the system mean, and excellence levels are set one standard deviation above the system mean. These levels remain static for three years and are reset with the implementation of a new three‐year cycle.