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Comparing the Predictive Powers of Early Momentum Metrics and Machine Learning for Community College Credential Completion

Posted: April 21, 2020
Author(s): Takeshi Yanagiura
Organization(s): Community College Research Center

Among community college leaders and others interested in reforms to improve student success, there is growing interest in adopting machine learning techniques to predict credential completion. However, a new working paper contends that machine learning algorithms are often complex and not readily accessible to practitioners, for whom a simpler set of near-term measures may serve as sufficient predictors.