Project COMPASS Results & Impact

Six Key Measures

  • Social, teaching and cognitive presence
  • Instructor-student interactions
  • Student withdrawal from course
  • Course grades
  • Persistence in school
  • Covariates

Independent evaluation reports

Key takeaways

  • Students exposed to the online engagement model reported experiencing higher online presence
  • Students engaged in more online participation (in the LMS)
  • Students were less likely to drop or withdraw from the course
  • Incremental improvements in student success rates
  • Positive impact on students persisting to the next academic year
  • Students from lower-income backgrounds benefited more from the online engagement model
  • Students with previous low performance benefited more
  • A greater impact on male students