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Dig deeper into student-specific factors affecting persistence

Immediately beneath the at-a-glance information, review the student-specific:

  1. Inspiration and Intervention factors

  2. Academic background

Inspiration and Intervention Factors

Inspiration and Intervention factors show select details about each student that make him more or less likely to persist relative to current student peers in the areas most historically predictive of persistence at your institution. For meaningful comparison, Inspiration and Intervention factors are determined against students with the same student type (new or continuing), same academic career level (undergraduate or graduate), and same course modality (all on-ground or online/blended).

Each student will have up to six total Inspiration and Intervention factors listed on his or her student profile. Students with higher persistence probabilities will have more Inspiration factors, while students with lower persistence probabilities will have more Intervention factors. These factors will tell you the data points in which the student is significantly different from his or her current peers and are also the most predictive factors at your institution.

If a specific behavior affects most students defined in that student peer group, such as new, undergraduate, on-ground students similarly, it won’t surface as an Inspiration or Intervention factor. This ensures that only the factors that highly impact a specific student’s chance of persisting will be visible. This allows you to have meaningful, personal conversations with the student.

  • Inspiration factors are those that are positively affecting the student’s persistence relative to other students.
  • Intervention factors are those that are negatively affecting the student’s persistence relative to other students.


Hover over any Inspiration or Intervention factor to see a Show Details button.


Click the button to see a full definition for that factor.


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