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Shifting Paradigms of Student Success: Integrating Noncognitive Assessment Into Hispanic-Serving Institutions HACU HSI

Holzman, Madison; Markle, Ross
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ETS Research Memorandum
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Noncognitive Assessment, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), Achievement Gaps, SuccessNavigator, Student Success, Hispanic American Students, Higher Education, Noncognitive Skills, Student Experience


This report outlines a collaboration between Educational Testing Service (ETS), the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), and three institutional partners to explore the integration of noncognitive assessments into student success efforts at Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs). HSIs play a key role in providing access and fostering success for Hispanic students. Yet as the numbers of Hispanic students and HSIs have grown, achievement gaps persist. Noncognitive factors provide a new lens for addressing these issues by articulating the strengths and challenges of Hispanic students, as well as suggesting resources and strategies. While a future report will explore the empirical findings of this project, this report uses surveys and interviews of key assessment users to address the strategic, cultural, and logistic aspects of shifting to a holistic student success approach.

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