August 11, 2014
Data-Analysis Programs That Help Retain Students Are Gaining Traction at Colleges
Darren Hauck for The Chronicle
Neither of Callie S. Blakey’s parents has a bachelor’s degree, and when she set off to the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, a couple of hours from home, she worried about how she’d do. But a program there was set up to make sure she wouldn’t fail.
That first year, Ms. Blakey and her classmates took three surveys through EBI MAP-Works, a retention-and-success program that uses predictive analytics to identify at-risk students. A counselor in Student Support