Data-Driven Student Success

Higher-education institutions generate a wealth of data that can be used to improve student success, but often the volume of data and lack of analysis prevent this data from having the impact it could have. I think its hard for the general faculty population or administrator population to really have a handle on the data that is really driving decisions, says Margaret Martin, Title III director and sociology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University. They dont get a chance to see it or they just get very infrequent information about it. So there may be too much data, but its often not communicated effectively to people in ways that are both understandable and useful to them.

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