• Critical Insights That Help Drive Student Success

  • Critical Insights That Help Drive Student Success

  • Critical Insights That Help Drive Student Success

  • Critical Insights That Help Drive Student Success

  • A proven, research-based student retention and success system.

    Now your institution can reap the benefits of a customized, predictive, and affordable student success software solution – and immediately use the information to focus attention on students who need it most.

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  • Easy to administer assessments that support the accreditation process.

    Academic program assessments are aligned with the indirect measures requirements of accrediting organizations for Nursing, Teaching, Business, and Engineering education programs.  Program assessment suites include exit, alumni, and employer surveys.

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  • Quickly identify key areas for Student Affairs program improvements.

    Professionally-developed student affairs assessments make it easy to launch program assessment initiatives.  Use powerful on-screen dashboards for peer benchmarking. Quickly identify key issues that need to be addressed first.

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The Catalyst for Continuous Improvement

  • Easy to Learn and Use

    Skyfactor student success, retention, and assessment products are designed to make it easy for you to get started, to quickly gain insights from the data, and to follow-up with interventions and improvements that are expected to yield the greatest results.

  • Research-Based & Rigorously Tested

    Our Analytics and Research team is continually evolving and testing the accuracy of Mapworks algorithms, and ensuring that Benchworks program assessment products are in alignment with accreditation standards.

  • Impeccable Client Support & Services

    We forge true partnerships with our clients -- understanding the institution's culture, and providing training and implementation plans that revolve around the needs of each institution.

  • Results that Speak for Themselves

    Skyfactor clients report improvements in student success and retention, increased participation in student services, and an easier path to accreditation-focused reporting.

Our Complimentary Webinar Series

  • Mastering Mapworks Summer Conference

    Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 PM CT

    It’s that time of year again! Save the dates, June 15-18, to join us at the 2015 Mastering Mapworks Summer Conference.

    We’re looking forward to seeing you, your colleagues, and peers from across the country as we share best practices and learn more about issues and projects related to student success and retention.

    The conference will be held at the Ritz Carlton.

  • Assessment & Benchmarking Made Easy for Academic Programs

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    If you are looking for an easier and more effective way to evaluate the performance of your academic programs, identify their contribution to professional standards and the greater institutional mission, and drive continuous improvement, please join us for this 45-minute session.

  • Mapworks: Improving Student Success and Retention

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

    Mapworks is a powerful student success and retention management solution that empowers Colleges and Universities to effectively and efficiently impact student success. During this brief demonstration you’ll learn how you and other professionals on your campus can utilize Mapworks to foster student success and facilitate students’ ability to make the most of their college experience. This webinar is intended for anyone who has been tasked with student success and retention efforts on campus.


News & Articles

  • Why ‘One Size Does Not Fit All’ in Student Risk Prediction and Retention Strategies

    By: UB Custom Publishing Group | Feb 23 2015

    The goal of retaining students—and seeing them through to degree completion—has become the focus of numerous research initiatives, articles, technology solutions and intervention strategies. While most of the studies reach very different conclusions, most researchers seem to agree that no one factor holds the key to student persistence. How can higher education leaders accurately predict attrition risk using the same factors and weightings across all student cohorts and across a wide range of types of institutions? In this web seminar, presenters discussed the factors that should be considered when predicting risk for different types of institutions—and distinct student subgroups within each institution—and how continual monitoring and annual adjustments to the algorithms can have a positive impact on student retention rates.

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  • NIU outlines key initiatives in town hall meetings

    By: NIU Today | Jan 29 2015

    “Students who participate in MAP-Works return to NIU,” Birberick said. “The data shows they earn a higher GPA and successfully complete additional courses as a result of the additional support and assistance they receive."

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  • A Genuine Approach to Improving Student Participation in Assessments and Surveys

    By: Vanessa Patrick | Dec 15 2014

    In the Fall of 2013, the departments of Housing and Residence Life and First Year Experience at the University of West Georgia collaborated and created a successful partnership in an effort to increase the percentage of students who completed the MAP-Works Assessment survey. If you are unfamiliar with MAP-Works, it is a software system that empowers faculty and staff with the ability to identify at-risk students early in the term. By identifying these students early on, administrators, staff and faculty have a better chance of retaining and connecting at-risk students with the appropriate resources.

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  • Since adding the Mapworks program, we have been extremely pleased with the results. Stephanie Bernasconi, Associate Director of the Center for Student Success at USD