Student Achievement Information

Student Achievement at LSCO

Lamar State College Orange tracks and analyzes multiple measures of student achievement to ensure the college is fulfilling its mission of transforming lives. In the process of monitoring student success and using data to make continuous improvements, LSCO is also fulfilling the requirements of Standard 8.1for our regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The following section defines SACSCOC Standard 8.1 and provides a list of select measures utilized to assess and improve student achievement, with reference links included for each measure.

SACSCOC Standard 8.1

The institution identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the institution’s mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. The institution uses multiple measures to document student success.

Statement of Compliance

Because it uses a collaborative and data-informed process to identify goals, outcomes, multiple measures, and targets for student achievement appropriate to its mission, educational programs, and students, and because it regularly evaluates student success, publishes the results, and uses analysis of the results to inform efforts to seek improvement, Lamar State College Orange asserts compliance with Standard 8.1.

Measures of Student Achievement:

    • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System - Lamar State College Orange uses the IPEDS “traditional” Overall Graduation Rate (150% standard time) as the measure to inform subsequent analysis of student success.

Reference Link: IPEDS Graduation Rates

THECB Strategic Plan: Building a Talent Strong Texas – LSCO’s goals and outcomes for student success are aligned with those delineated in the THECB’s Strategic Plan for Texas higher education, Building a Talent Strong Texas. Initially launched in 2015 as the 60x30TX Plan, THECB adopted a new strategic plan for higher education in 2022 called Building a Talent Strong Texas. This new strategic plan focuses on three measurable, data-driven goals:

  • Attainment of certificates and degrees so at least 60% of Texans ages 25-64 have postsecondary credential of value by 2030.
  • Postsecondary credentials of value aligned with workforce demands that will raise incomes for individual Texans while reducing debt.
  • Research, development, and innovation that drives discovery, improves lives, broadens education, and creates new jobs.

Reference Link: Building a Talent Strong Texas Plan, Texas Higher Education Data

THECB Accountability Report Published annually by the THECB, the THECB Accountability Report displays data for LSCO and all Texas Institutions of Higher Education on multiple student achievement measures, including Degrees and Certificates Awarded, Graduation Rates, Fall Headcount, Working or Enrolled in Texas, and Annual Contact and Semester Credit Hours, among others. Several measures show disaggregated data by gender, ethnicity, economic status, and other demographic categories.

Reference Link: LSCO 2022 Accountability Report

THECB Licensure Pass Rates – LSCO records, tracks, and reports licensure rates for completers of the following CTE programs: Emergency Medical Technology (EMT), Pharmacy Technology, Vocational Nursing (LVN), and Registered Nursing (RN). The college thresholds for achievement is to meet or exceed statewide averages as reported for these programs.  Licensure pass rates are reported to and published by the THECB. 

Reference Link: LSCO 2008-2018 Licensure Pass Rates

Carl D. Perkins Accountability Measures – The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act of 2006 established accountability measures as a benchmark of success in its programs. The measures identify state performance targets as well as state-wide actual performance. The target which all state institutions work toward is identified and the critical success measure is 90% of that target. Comparative results are published for all Texas postsecondary institutions by the THECB.

Reference Link: LSCO 2023-2024 Perkins Core Indicators Data

TSUS Vision 2025 Initiative – To help ensure the success of the THECB’s Building a Talent Strong Texas initiative and the alignment of THECB goals and targets with the strategic planning and assessment of Texas State University System (TSUS) component institutions, the TSUS established the Vision 2025 Initiative. Vision 2025 is a collaborative strategic planning initiative of the TSUS administration and component institutions that identifies student success goals, sets outcomes and their associated measures, and establishes targets aligned with the values, goals, outcomes, measures, and targets established by the THECB’s strategic plan.

Reference Link: LSCO 2023 Report Card

Contact Info

Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Nathan Campos
Phone: (409) 882-3305
Ron Lewis Library, Office 344

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