Results & Impact

Project COMPASS - Six Key Measures

  1. Social, Teaching, & Cognitive Presence
  2. Instructor-Student Interactions
  3. Student Withdrawal from Course
  4. Course Grades
  5. Persistence in School
  6. Covariates

Independent Evaluation Reports

Key Takeaways:

  • Treatment students exposed to the online engagement model reported experiencing higher online presence
  • Treatment students engaged in more online participation (in the LMS)
  • Treatment students were less likely to drop or withdraw from the course
  • The intervention resulted in incremental improvements in student success rates
  • COMPASS had an impact on students persisting to the next academic year
  • Students from lower-income backgrounds benefitted more from the online engagement model
  • Students with previous low performance benefitted more
  • The intervention had a greater impact on male students