Our Solutions

Dropout Detective™ & Instructor Insight™

Your learning management system already contains a great deal of data that you could use to improve your school’s retention and graduation rates. AspirEDU’s solutions retrieve data on a daily basis and help you to identify your at-risk students and your best instructors. We are in the dropout prevention business and we are here to help you!

About Dropout Detective

What if you could increase your retention rate by 5%? Dropout Detective identifies students that are at risk of dropping out of or failing courses – before it’s too late to save them. We tell you which students need immediate outreach and we tell you why they are struggling.

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Identify At-Risk Students

Dropout Detective looks into your LMS every night and analyzes data on every student’s performance. We do it automatically – no manual flagging necessary – and we do it every day. Grades, missing assignments, course access dates and other data allow Dropout Detective to calculate a Risk Index Score for each student across ALL courses that student is taking. This gives your advisors and instructors an easy way to find those struggling students and help them succeed.

I've never been able to help students the way I can now.

Kona JonesRichland Community College
Director of online learning

Pro-active Retention Tools

Most schools have no way to identify struggling students until they fail or withdraw. By then, it’s too late. You need to be ahead of the game. Dropout Detective’s daily dashboards prioritize your at-risk students with red, yellow and green color-coding. Click on a student’s name and we’ll show you exactly why this student is at risk. Low grades? Missing assignments? Lack of course participation? You’ll know immediately. And we provide tools like automated emails and text messages to make you more efficient in your outreach. Instructors, advisors and others can coordinate support efforts using our Call Notes feature.

Reach Institutional Goals & Support Student Success

Strong retention rates help schools increase graduation rates, maintain tuition dollars and support accreditation. And it all starts with the success of your students. Dropout Detective gives school personnel a crystal ball to predict the success of students; today, most schools are managing retention by looking into the rear view mirror. And with more states providing public funding based on graduation rates – not enrollments – institutional success and student success are tied together like never before. Dropout Detective is the right tool to help you achieve success for your school and your students.

Design & Order
Custom Reports

It’s really easy to get data into your LMS – but it can be really hard to get your data out. AspirEDU understands this and can help create the right reports to keep you and your school’s senior leadership well-informed. Our solutions retrieve information every night from your LMS, so we already have most of the data you need. We’ll collaborate with you to build custom reports that give your school the content you want, in a format that works for your team. And you can access them directly from the Reports panel within Dropout Detective.  Get the right data at the right time!

Watch Our Solution Demo

A picture is worth a thousand words. Please take a couple of minutes to watch this brief video showing how easy Dropout Detective is to use. We have kept our interface clean and simple to navigate. Your team can increase their productivity within hours of using Dropout Detective.

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About Dropout Detective

What if you could aggregate all of the great data you have in your LMS and distill it down to just a few screens?  Today your guidance counselors, teachers, sports coaches and others have to do a lot of clicking to see how their kids are doing.  Dropout Detective assembles all of that information for you.

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Identify At-Risk Students

Dropout Detective reviews every student’s daily performance and alerts guidance counselors, teachers and others about struggling students.  It’s a lot of work to review a student’s standing in each class – if you have to do it manually.  Dropout Detective does it for you – automatically and every day.  You won’t be surprised and you will be prepared to talk to students and their parents about helping the kids to be more successful.

I've never been able to help students the way I can now.

Kona JonesRichland Community College
Director of online learning

All Classes & All Grades on One Screen

Who knew that learning management systems would make it hard to quickly see how a student was doing across all of his or her classes?  Dropout Detective solves this problem.  For each student, we provide a single screen that lists all of a student’s classes and the current grade in each class. So guidance counselors, administrators and principals can see the total picture.  We can even offer this view to all teachers, so they can share in the success of each student.

Personalized Dashboards of Assigned Students

Many school personnel are responsible for a subset of students.  Guidance counselors, sports coaches, orchestra directors and others watch over groups of students.  Wouldn’t it be great for each of those educators to have a dashboard that lists only those students?  Dropout Detective delivers those personalized dashboards so that coaches can make sure their players are performing and counselors can offer the right support at the right time.  You will not be surprised by students – you’ll be pro-active!

Type and Share Notes about Each Student

Most schools don’t have a centralized place where teachers, counselors, coaches and others can share notes about a student.  Dropout Detective offers a Notes screen that allows educators to type in information about their interactions with students.  This allows you to assemble the entire picture of a student’s performance, rather than having only one piece of the puzzle.  These notes stay with the student’s record, so you’ll have a complete history over time.  You can even activate an “Advisor Alert” so administrators can know to pay special attention to particular students.

Watch Our Solution Demo

A picture is worth a thousand words. Please take a couple of minutes to watch this brief video showing how easy Dropout Detective is to use. We have kept our interface clean and simple to navigate. Your team can increase their productivity within hours of using Dropout Detective.

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About Instructor Insight

Your instructors are the primary face of the school, in the eyes of your students. So student retention begins with your instructors. Do you know – for sure – how your instructors are performing versus peer averages? Instructor Insight puts that information at your fingertips.

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Identify Your
Best Instructors

Schools have plenty of anecdotal evidence that points to their best instructors. But can you quantify it with data? This is exactly what Instructor Insight provides. We analyze data from the LMS every night and chart important actions like frequency of course access, timeliness of grading, activity in discussion groups and other key metrics. We even provide you with random snippets of grading feedback. Identify the actions of your best instructors.

Instructor Insight gives me data that would take me hours to compile. It’s a great help!

Jenny B. Jones, EdSHolmes Community College
Academic Dean, Goodman Campus

Detect Class Risk

By bringing data from our Dropout Detective solution into Instructor Insight, we can give you an easy-to-read visual display of how many high-risk students are in each course. This is important, as it can alert your school to potential issues with the engagement of the instructor or the design of the course. These are issues that aren’t easy to detect. But student performance and instructor engagement represent the digital trail of breadcrumbs that lead you to success as an educational institution. Instructor Insight helps you identify and diagnose class issues before they become problems.

Do Instructor
Evaluations Faster

How long does it take you to complete an instructor evaluation? Two hours? Instructor Insight was designed by educators who were looking for ways to drive efficiencies into that process. Now, an evaluation can be done in minutes with data that is fresh every day. Since the data is charted against peer performance, evaluations carry even more meaning. Print out your Instructor Insight dashboard, add your qualitative comments – and you are done!

Watch Our Solution Demo

A picture is worth a thousand words. Please take a couple of minutes to watch this brief video showing how easy Instructor Insight is to use.