Students & Educators
Nadja Young 0
More than “teaching to the test”: Value-added ROI persists throughout a student’s life

A 23-year Harvard and Columbia University study was recently published shedding new light on the long-term impacts of teachers with both high and low value-added estimates. Researchers Chetty, Friedman, and Rockoff tracked math and reading assessment data on over 2.5 million students from 1989-2009. They then incorporated 90% of these

Alison Bolen 0
SAS CEO Jim Goodnight on education reform

SAS CEO Jim Goodnight is passionate about education reform. The fruits of that passion are evident in SAS' philanthropic efforts and in the many public speeches Dr. Goodnight gives on the topic. Earlier this month, we covered his visit to the Kelley School of Business. Last week, he was the

Chad Austin 0
Why technology in education is important

Roughly a year ago, Bruce Friend, Director of SAS Curriculum Pathways, participated on a technology advisory team at a school in Raleigh, North Carolina: a place he described as a "technology-rich environment" that was not being maximized by teachers. During a lunchtime forum, he remembered one student pulling out his

Georgia Mariani 0
8 steps for creating a data-driven culture

I recently had the privilege of working with Dr. Lane Mills, Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership program at East Carolina University, on a whitepaper about creating a data driven culture. It was great getting to know Dr. Mills on a professional and personal level as we having many conversations

Becky Graebe 0
Students and careers take shape in Vegas

Goutam Chakraborty, Professor in the department of marketing at Oklahoma State University, said he begged, borrowed, stole and cajoled to get his students – 24 in all, ranging from first-year students to those in graduate programs – to SAS Global Forum this year. "This is my show of strength,” he

Jonathan Hornby 0

It never ceases to amaze me how and where Business Analytics can add value. While researching for this week’s post, I came across a story that used the title of this post as a sub heading (OMG, I LUV SCHL!). According to Timothy Darley, Superintendent Granville Country Schools “Our graduation

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