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10 new universities join PAR project

Launched by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education’s Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), The Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework (PAR) project explores the use of big data and predictive analytics to improve learning outcomes. The project currently has data from more than 1 million students and 6 million courses, and has recently added 10 new participating educational institutions.
The new institutions include:

  • Ashford University
  • Broward College
  • Capella University
  • Lone Star College System
  • Penn State World Campus
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Troy University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Maryland University College
  • Western Governors University

“With 16 participating institutions sharing over one million anonymized student records, we’ll be even better able to identify trends contributing to student success, program momentum, and online course completion,” said American Public University System Vice President of Research and Development and Lead Investigator for PAR Phil Ice. “The cross-section of community college, four-year, and online institutions, offering traditional to progressive and competency-based programs, will also help significantly advance our modeling capabilities.”

More on the project can be found here.