Four higher education institutions in Tennessee saw marked improvements in grades, retention, and in closing attainment gap after participating in a trial of predictive analytics software.
[caption id="attachment_61220" align="alignleft" width="150"] Colleges have poured resources into bolstering predictive analytics.[/caption]
Two universities and two community colleges used Desire2Learn’s Degree Compass predictive analytics technology between August 2012 and May 2013.
According to data released on Dec. 5 by Desire2Learn, students who selected courses based on Degree Compass recommendations had a much higher success rate than students who selected courses on their own.
At one university the average number...