How to Read Your StudentTracker® Report
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Now that your StudentTracker® reports have been returned and you're ready to start reviewing and analyzing the data, where to start?

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Demographic vs Academic Packages

To begin with, understand that the Demographic and Academic packages are different breakdowns of the same data that's in the Basic package. For example, the Basic package includes a report on enrollment in college in the Fall immediately following graduation; in the Demographic package, that same data can be broken down to "Enrollment During First Fall Immediately After High School by Gender".

noteNote: The reports available to you are dependent on the data your high school submitted to National Student Clearinghouse. Not all high schools will submit data to return demographic or academic reports. When you first access the reports in your Xello account, you'll see the list of available reports.

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Access Available Reports

To access the StudentTracker® Reports:

  1. From your Educator Account, under Reports click Student Tracker.
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  2. If the reports are ready, they will be available in PDF and Excel format. Click on the format you wish to view the report in to begin the download.
    noteNote: The Student Details report is only available in CSV format.

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Organization of Aggregate Reports

All the reports are organized by different outcome. The outcomes include:

  • % of students who enrolled in college in the fall immediately after high school
  • % of student who enrolled in college the first year after high school you returned for a second year
  • % of high school class who completed a college degree within six years
  • Post secondary enrollment and progress by graduating class

Each outcome is then broken down by institution type: public or private, two-year vs four-year, and in-state vs. out-of-state.

At the end of each outcome is a table with the exact numbers that produced the percentages in the previous charts and graphs. For example, the first outcome of the Basic report packet shows the total count of students in the graduating class, the count of students enrolled, the number enrolled in public and private schools, 4-year and 2-year schools, and in-state and out-of-state.

The last section of the report is the appendix that provides the report definitions. Use this to learn what each report is and what they contain.

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Student Details Report

The Student Details report is a helpful way to easily view and filter the student-specific data that was provided by National Student Clearinghouse. It shows the enrollment and credential data by student. Filter by high school graduating class, in and out-of-state, 2-year vs 4-year, public or private institutions, withdrawals, and students who graduated.

noteNote: Data will not show for students who opted for privacy under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Additional Resources

  • pdfRecorded Webinar
    Recorded WebinarStudentTracker Reports and Xello

    StudentTracker® Reports are the leading source of college enrollment and graduation rates in the US. Attend this session to learn how these reports help you gauge the college success of your graduates.

  • pdfExternal Resource
    External ResourceUnderstanding Your Reports

    Watch this video to learn how to understand your basic and demographic StudentTracker report packets.

  • pdfExternal Resource
    External ResourceUnderstanding Your Detail Report

    Learn how to understand the Detail Report in your StudentTracker reports packet.