WICHE, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, announced today that WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund an initiative to unify student data from six U.S. institutions and demonstrate the effective use of predictive analytic methods for improving student outcomes, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The goal is to identify variables that influence student retention and progression, and guide decision-making that improves postsecondary student completion in the U.S…    

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