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What is EAB and the SSC?

The Student Success Collaborative (SSC) is a tool developed by the Education Advisory Board (EAB). SSC combines technology, consulting, and best practice research to help colleges and universities use data to improve retention and graduation rates. At the core of SSC is a proprietary predictive model that identifies at-risk students as well an analytics engine that isolates systemic barriers to degree completion. To complement the predictive model, SSC provides advisors and other student success specialists with powerful communication and workflow tools to transform insight to action and administrators with customized change management guidance to support institutional transformation. With SSC, institutions can identify, reach, and monitor students at scale while accessing rich data to measure intervention effectiveness.

The application is designed around a three-stage model: triage, assess, and intervene.

• Triage: Using advanced search, early alerts, and other risk identifiers, faculty and staff advisors can proactively find students in need of help instead of waiting for students to come to them or reactively reaching out to them after the student is already off path.

• Assess: Student profiles show key trends that contribute to outcomes such as GPA trend, credit accumulation, and student performance. The data is shown in a way that highlights issues most likely to cause risk to the student's outcome, such as poor performance in a key course or a declining GPA trend, making it easier for the advisor to suggest solutions.

• Intervene: The student profile gives the advisor several ways to reach out to the student and note these interventions, as well as set reminders for follow up with the student.