Signals: Using Academic Analytics to Promote Student Success

July 22, 2012

Key Takeaways

  • Using existing student data and current grade information, Purdue created Signals, a system that gives students early and frequent performance notifications and helps faculty members steer students toward additional campus resources as needed.
  • The student success algorithm considers not only demographic and performance data but also data on student effort and engagement.
  • Results thus far show that students who have engaged with Course Signals have higher average grades and seek out help resources at a higher rate than other students.


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