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The Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework Moves Forward

By Mary Grush

In the spring of 2011, WCET announced that it had received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework, to apply predictive analytics in higher education and examine the feasibility of creating a federated database to look for patterns of student loss (e.g., dropping out) and momentum (e.g., achieving academic success). In a few short months, six participating institutions (the American Public University System, the Community College System of Colorado, Rio Salado College, the University of Hawaii System, the University of Illinois-Springfield, and the University of Phoenix) have contributed “anonymized” student and course level records to a very large dataset. Project researchers have already begun to examine variables affecting student success, using the common dataset; rigorous and expanded analysis is planned.

Continued at: http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2012/01/18/The-Predictive-Analytics-Reporting-Framework-Moves-Forward.aspx?Page=1

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