Early Alerts Or Progress Monitoring Technology

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Early warning processes help faculty identify students who are struggling and notify others staff who intervene to support students. With early alert systems students aware of their academic difficulties and are more likely to successfully complete the course. The use of early alerts or progress-monitoring technology can also be effective in increasing the level of coordination between instruction and support services. Faulconer, Geissler, Majewski, and Trifilo (2014) describe how early-alert systems provide a formal, positive communication structure among faculty students’ alert and campus support centers to issues they may impact a student’s academic performance. Student support service centers focus on student advising and planning to create a clear path for students to reach educational goals. Through regular advising students have the opportunity to update their educational plan to respond to changing goals, interests, or circumstances, while keeping them focused and closer to ultimately receiving their certificate or degree. Along with expanding to a computerized, self-paced instruction, short refresher courses in the lacking area, offering online standardized test preparation free, providing strong communication and engagement, and continued professional development for faculty, students will have increased success. Learning from student mentors in another option for increasing developmental success as well. Tutoring helps to build relationships among students.
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