Early-Alert Systems Seen as Mixed Bag
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
Some institutions have had remarkable success with heavily data-driven student success systems. Others have not.
Despite becoming well-established tools over the past decade at colleges and universities hyperfocused on improving student performance and retention, state-of-the-art early-alert systems haven't been embraced at every institution. Some have resisted the need for in-depth data reporting and gone back to their old ways of measuring student performance. Others have switched frequently between providers, seemingly unable to settle on one that works.