Predictive Analytics In Higher Education: Five Guiding Practices for Ethical Use

by Manuela Ekowo; Iris Palmer

Mar 1, 2017

Without ethical practices, student data could be used to curtail academic success rather than help ensure it. For example, without a clear plan in place, an institution could use predictive analytics to justify using fewer resources to recruit low-income students because their chances of enrolling are less sure than for more affluent prospective students. In this report, New America lays out important questions to consider as administrators formulate how to use predictive analytics ethically.

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