What types of searches can I perform with StudentTracker?
With StudentTracker we ask that you classify each of your searches in one of the following query types:
- Longitudinal Cohort (CO): Primarily used for the purposes of reporting to Student Achievement Measure (SAM) or Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA). This query type uses your search date and looks forward, hence, you may want to select a period in the past (less than 16 years) to run a holistic student enrollment record for reporting.
- Declined Admissions (DA): Searches enrollment of former applicants who chose not to enroll at your institution or you elected to not accept the student for admissions. This query type uses your search date, presumably the first semester the student would have enrolled at your institution, and looks forward.
- Prior Attendance (PA): Historical enrollment of pending applicants to your institution. This is the query type used to find prior educational records from your prospective students for the purposes of validation or verification, hence this search uses your search date and goes backwards.
- Subsequent Enrollment (SE): Concurrent enrollment of current students and subsequent enrollment of prior students. This query type allows you to understand if your current or prior students are dual enrolled or continuing to enroll in educational institutions after being enrolled at your institution, hence this search uses your search date and goes forward.