Student Behaviors Vary with Previous Student Success

ID: 48694 Type: Brief Paper: New Development
  1. Perry Samson, University of Michigan, United States

Thursday, June 30 11:55 AM-12:15 PM Location: Pavilion Ballroom B

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Abstract: A student’s incoming grade point average (GPA) is often a key predictor of student success in a course. Combining digital data from the university’s student information system, behavioral data from Echo360 and surveys yielded evidence that students with low incoming GPA tend to behave in ways that are significantly different from their higher GPA peers. Low GPA students attend class less often and participate far less in class activities when they do attend. High GPA students elected to attend class in person 80% of the time while low GPA students rarely attended in person. These results should provide instructors and advisors specific evidence to guide the design of messaging.

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