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 June 11, 2016  Posted by  Youth & Schools

Carrie Wells reports:

Officials at the University System of Maryland have begun to analyze student data — grades, financial aid information, demographics, even how often they swipe their ID cards at the library or the dining hall — to find undergraduates who are at risk of dropping out.

Law enforcement agencies, political campaigns, retailers and other universities all mine data to help focus their efforts. University system officials say the practice, called predictive analysis, will boost graduation rates by enabling educators to intervene with struggling students before failure becomes inevitable.

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  One Response to “Maryland universities to use data to predict student success — or failure”

  1. ‘Predictive Analysis’ is just another word for ‘Risk Assessment’.

    “Universities are using data analytics to assess students mental health and much more.”

    “American students are given threat assessments.”

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