Monitoring Academic Analytics to Promote Student Success (MAAPS) was a 10,000 student randomized control trial seeking to validate the effectiveness of proactive advising in increasing retention and graduation rates for low-income and first-generation college students. As of fall 2019:
showed positive results after the 3-year intervention, and the 3 institutions with the highest degree of implementation fidelity show statistically significant results.
with statistically significant results all maintained maintained small advisor caseloads of 1:150, a consistent calendar of targeted analysis and outreach, predictive data tracking and early alerts, and regular degree planning with students.
included higher credit success rates, increased credit accumulation, and higher GPAs when compared to the control group.