Software predicts who’ll pass the class

Learning analytics software can predict whether a college student will pass various classes — and with what grade — before enrollment.

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  1. Jerry Pournelle, probably best known now as a science fiction writer, helped devise similar software for the University af Washington way back in the late 1950s. As I recall, given your high school, your GPA, and your standardized test scores, it predicted how well you would do in different majors at the UW.

    He has some interesting stories about their results. You might want to send him an email for more details.