It seems to me that big corporations have it all figured out: They've been using business intelligence and data analytics for years to drive businesses. For schools, though, BI is in its infancy.
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Tableau Software recently announced that it would begin giving away its Tableau Desktop analytics software. Having spent some time with the tool, I can say that this could mark a turning point in the way students think about data.
RTI stands for Response to Intervention. It's a relatively new model for early identification of students with special needs and for providing ongoing services to students based on significant data collection.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute announced today that it would no longer require standardized tests for undergraduate admissions. Citing the lack of predictive ability in terms of student success carried by tests like the SAT and ACT, WPI became the first technical university to abandon this requirement.