Recognizing the need to put sophisticated career-planning tools directly in the hands of students, parents, and advisers, Mathews and his team created the Education and Career Positioning System, a suite of tools that analyzes learning records, personal traits, and individual abilities to help students choose potential education and career directions.
In 2011, Marist launched the Open Academic Analytics Initiative, supported initially by an Educause Next Generation Learning Challenges grant (funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and now maintained and furthered by the college. OAAI's main goal is to research the "portability" of predictive models, to create tools and resources that are applicable in diverse educational environments.
The Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework, which is managed by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), has released its Student Success Matrix (SSMx), a tool intended to help higher education institutions improve student outcomes through the effective use of supports and interventions.
Blackboard has announced new features in its Blackboard Analytics Suite, including analytics to identify at-risk students and to measure student success in developmental education programs.
After a couple of years of experience, a New York college has reported back on its use of a student retention program to enhance the work of its at-risk committee and other campus student advising resources.
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Edmentum has unveiled Sensei, its new student achievement platform intended to help track individual student progress as well as manage larger-scale performance data.
Student affairs departments are using technology to strengthen relationships between students and their campus.
Youngstown State University is seeing quantifiable improvements in retention and grades for first and second year students two years after implementing a pilot program to test a pair of early alert applications.
Educational Testing Service has launched SuccessNavigator, an assessment tool designed to help improve retention and graduation rates among incoming college students.