Curricular
Analytics

Improving student success begins by evaluating your curricula. We provide the tools that enable you to do just that by visualizing and analyzing the efficiency of your institution's programs.

Defining Complexity

We break down curricular complexity into two components:
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Structural Complexity

A curriculum’s structural complexity is defined by the relationsip between the courses in the curriculum. It is a metric correlated to how complex the curriculum’s graph is. Curricula with courses that have many prerequisite relationships will have a greater structural complexity. Click here to learn more.

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Instructional Complexity

A curriculum’s instructional complexity is defined by the difficulty of the courses within the curriculum. Although there might be several ways to define difficulty, the metric we use is the courses’ fail rate (DFIW). Curricula with more difficulty courses, especially those that are prereqs for other courses will be more instructionally complex.

Why Complexity Matters

Its easy to see that a curriculum’s instructional complexity dirrectly correlates to better student success, however structural complexity is also correlates to efficiency. Below are two curricula that both guide students to circuits I. Simulating students flowing through each show that the curriculum with a lower complexity results in better student success:

Starting in Precalc

Students must complete a total of six courses before they can take circuits I with the longest chain being four courses. If a student fails to pass one of these courses, they are delayed a whole term.

Complexity: 54
15% 7th term completion rate

Starting in Eng 101

Precalc is replaced with an Engineering 101 course that prepares students for Calc I and Circuits I. The number of courses remains the same, but the curriculum is less complex.

Complexity: 42
30% 7th term completion rate

Decreasing this curricular complonent’s complexity from 54 to 42 increased students completing the curriculum within 7 terms from 15% to 30%. Thats a 100% increase.

Our Services

Upload & Store Curricula

We provide a simple method for uploading your curricula and the cloud infastructure to store them. Define your curricula using our CSV and JSON file formats and enter into our system with a simple form.

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Visulize Your Curricula

Once your curricula have been uploaded. You can immediately visualize it as a graph. This will allow you to easily asses the structural complexity, as well as identify potential probelm areas such as bottleneck courses.

Analyze & Compare Curricula

We provide an interface for editing your curriculm allowing you to perform what-if analysis by seeing how structural changes affect complexity. You can also browse and search other institution’s curricula to compare to your own.

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Simulate Student Flow (coming soon)

Given a curriculum with all course passrates and credit hours, we can provide even more analysis by simulating students moving through it. Results will give graduating rates as well as course enrollment information.

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