Excerpt: WICHE, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, announced today that WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, has been awarded a $2,557,920 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to validate and extend their ground-breaking work exploring effective uses of big data predictive analytics to improve opportunity and success for low-income and first-generation students. The Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework helps predict risks to student retention and progress toward degree completion, and allows institutions to remove obstacles to student success and demonstrably improve rates of student retention.
Read more: http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1112684389/wcets-predictive-analytics-reporting-par-framework-brings-the-power-of/
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