Tag: SAS

Students & Educators
Jennifer Bell 0
Study reveals little impact of student teachers on value-added measures (with exceptions)

As teachers across 35+ states are evaluated, and sometimes compensated, in part by the academic growth of their students, there may be an unintended consequence. Teachers may question whether to accept student teachers, in fear of the student teacher bringing down their value-added estimate(s) and overall evaluation rating. How can

Analytics
Jon Lemon 0
Four-step approach to government fraud detection

Every day there are news stories of fraud perpetrated against federal government programs. Topping the list are Medicaid and Medicare schemes which costs taxpayers an estimated $100 billion a year. Fraud also is rampant in other important federal programs, including unemployment and disability benefits,  health care, food stamps, tax collection,

Analytics | Fraud & Security Intelligence
John Stultz 0
Is predictive analytics misguiding your fraud detection efforts?

When it comes to fraud detection and risk mitigation, predictive modeling has earned a reputation as the “heavy hitter” in the realm of data analytics.  As our celebration of International Fraud Awareness Week continues, I would challenge our readers to ask themselves this question, “Is the reliance upon predictive analytics

Analytics | Fraud & Security Intelligence
Ricky D. Sluder, CFE 0
Data Mining: A Medicaid Fraud Control Unit's best weapon in the fight against health care fraud

On a cold and wet December morning in 2008, at approximately 1:30 AM, I pulled into the parking lot of an abandoned supermarket in Arlington, TX.  With sleet pelleting my windshield, I saw three additional sets of headlights enter into the parking lot from different directions.  All three cars converged

Advanced Analytics | Analytics
Mike Gilliland 0
Gaming the forecast

Business forecasting is a highly politicized process, subject to the biases and personal agendas of all forecasting process participants. This is why many -- perhaps most -- human adjustments to the forecast fail to make it better. And this is why relative metrics, such as FVA, are so helpful in

Analytics | Fraud & Security Intelligence
Greg Henderson 0
It’s beginning to look a lot like International Fraud Awareness Week

For most people, this time of year means celebrating cherished, personal traditions… helping those less fortunate…flocking to stores in droves…the company holiday party… For the SAS Security Intelligence team, it means identity theft…benefits fraud…unemployment insurance fraud...insider threats. Why? Because next week is International Fraud Awareness Week! And we’re celebrating by

Jeremy Racine 0
Beyond health data: Alternative data sources could give unprecedented view of patient health, costs

The healthcare big data revolution has only just begun. Current efforts percolating around the country primarily surround aggregation of clinical electronic health records (EHRs) & administrative healthcare claims.  These healthcare big data initiatives are gaining traction and could produce exciting enhancements to the effectiveness and efficiency of the US healthcare

Students & Educators
Nadja Young 0
South Carolina teacher evaluation system supporting professional growth

Today it is common knowledge that a classroom teacher is the single largest in-school influence on student academic growth[1].  So when South Carolina received ESEA flexibility in July, 2012, the State Department of Education immediately began an initiative empowering teachers to increase their own effectiveness. Known as the Educator Evaluation System

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