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Retention Management System Plus

Use these early-alert motivational assessments to increase student success and college completion rates
Retention Management System Plus

How can you optimize your student retention efforts?

The early-alert Retention Management System Plus (RMS Plus) is a comprehensive suite of student success surveys and analytics that help you identify which individual undergraduates are most at risk, gauge students' receptivity to assistance in key areas, and immediately connect at-risk students to relevant campus resources.

The resulting reports from these assessments give you actionable summary data for the entire class, for specific subpopulations, and for each individual student to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and timeliness of your student interventions.

Find out how to strengthen student persistence and completion at the most critical times in the student experience

"The College Student Inventory results facilitate relevant conversations during classroom and advising sessions and help tailor information and referrals to the needs of individual students and groups of students."
—Pamela Ford, Dean of Enrollment Management, Louisiana Tech University
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The following assessments and analytics are part of the RMS Plus. The reports they produce provide you with non-cognitive data on students' needs and motivations, including specific areas of their receptivity to assistance.

College Student Inventory™—Prioritizes student interventions more efficiently by assessing the strengths and challenges of each incoming cohort and each individual incoming student. Administered before or early in the first term.

Mid-Year Student Assessment™—Equips you to strengthen student persistence by identifying changes in students' needs at the midpoint of their first year. This is a follow-up post-test for the College Student Inventory.

Second-Year Student Assessment™—Prioritizes the concerns of the second-year cohort as a group as well as the specific needs of individual, at-risk students.

Student Retention Predictor™—Identifies the statistical likelihood that each incoming student will persist based on institution-specific predictive modeling and in-depth analytics.

See samples of the student surveys and their resulting reports.

Access and analyze your data through the online, customized Retention Data Center

The RMS Plus comes with a secure, password-protected Web site where you manage and act on your student data: The Retention Data Center.

This powerful-yet-intuitive portal provides increased flexibility for using reports and data from the RMS Plus, including multiple student grouping and filtering capabilities. It has varying levels of secure access, so that everyone from administrators to advisors can use it without compromising privacy. You can also add campus-specific supplemental questions to your assessment, and you can add your school logo to the assessment. Learn more.

Save time and resources intervening with students at key junctures

With the RMS Plus, you can identify student risk factors and receptivity to assistance at key transitional points. This helps you prioritize interventions and secure retention results through focused outreach to your students.

Access assessment data in real time, allowing ample opportunity for early interventions

As soon as students complete the surveys, The RMS Plus delivers a wealth of information about your students at the most critical junctures in your their careers: before their first term, as they transition to the second term, and before and during their second year. This allows you to monitor students' needs, as well as which key services they have used and still need to use, while jumpstarting interventions to keep students focused on educational completion.

Marshal your limited resources for student success more effectively

Identifying which students need the greatest assistance and are most receptive to assistance helps you focus your efforts and allocate campus resources more effectively.

Personalize each intervention so it's more meaningful and effective

Make interventions more targeted and individualized, while also showing students how they can take ownership for their success and make use of key campus services.

Increase accountability by using data to guide action and communication

With the RMS Plus, you have the data you need to meet accountability demands and guide your decision making. You'll be able to justify decisions, benchmark your success, and assess your student success initiatives.

Find help when you need it

At every stage of using the RMS Plus, you can contact an experienced Noel-Levitz consultant for guidance and assistance. You're never left without the support you need to serve your students.

Questions? Please contact us

If you would like further information, please contact us.

See samples

Check out samples of the Retention Management System Plus instruments and see how you can comprehensively assess students at the most critical moments of their college careers.

What clients say

"I like the College Student Inventory (CSI) because it’s a good starting point with students, helping us to identify what we may not otherwise realize they need, so that we can go in that direction with the conversation. The CSI is helpful for understanding students and the services they may need."

—Cora J. Weger, Director TRIO and Student Support Services Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Lincoln Trail College

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