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Discover how SAS is shaping tomorrow’s brightest analytical minds

Students & Educators
Ralph Moore 0
Math or Maths?

George Bernard Shaw once noted that "England and America are two countries separated by a common language," or perhaps it was Oscar Wilde, or maybe Winston Churchill. At any rate, we find examples of this linguistic divergence in many areas. Automobile terminology seems particularly prone to differences: In the United States

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Brandy Mann 0
So what is SAS?

Actually, we get that question a lot. Curriculum Pathways is just one education product of SAS, a global leader in data analytics – that “Big Data” thing you may have heard about. In fact, SAS has over 200 software solutions, many for helping education. While Curriculum Pathways has been around

Students & Educators
Ralph Moore 0
The Problem Solvers

Spend time with educators and a few simple truths emerge: There is never enough time, resources are constrained, requirements grow more complex, and so on, and so on. If you travel to enough education-related conferences, the refrains become all too predictable. Yet at these same conferences, you learn about people

Students & Educators
Ralph Moore 0
GEAR UP North Carolina

The high school dropout rate in the United States is simply abysmal. Dr. Jim Goodnight, the CEO of SAS, has cited this problem as a core reason for developing SAS Curriculum Pathways and for providing it at no cost. Many outstanding organizations are working to increase graduation rates, and we

Students & Educators
Deborah Gray 0
Welcome to Pathfinders!

"I rather pride myself in finding my way, where there is no path, than in finding it where there is." —Natty Bumppo, The Pathfinder (James Fenimore Cooper) We're glad you decided to take part in this journey. We'll be exploring instructional technologies, best practices for technology integration, and how teaching

Students & Educators
Nadja Young 0
Value-added myth busting, Part 4: Value-added models cannot measure growth of students who have missing data or are highly mobile

Students with missing test scores are often highly mobile students and are more likely to be low-achieving students. It is important to include these students in any growth/value-added model to avoid selection bias, which could provide misleading growth estimates to districts, schools and teachers that serve higher populations of these

Students & Educators
Nadja Young 0
Busting myths of education value-added analysis, Part 3: Simple growth measures provide better information to educators.

Welcome to Part 3 of the value-added Myth Busters blog series. I have heard a variation of this many times. “Why shouldn’t educators just use a simple gains approach or a pre- and post-test? They can trust simpler methodologies because they can replicate and understand them more easily.” Simple growth measures

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Nadja Young 0
Busting myths of education value-added analysis, Part 2: It is harder to show growth with high-achieving students

Welcome to Part 2 of the value-added Myth Busters blog series…have you heard this one before? Educators serving high-achieving students are often concerned that their students’ entering achievement level makes it more difficult for them to show growth. “How can my students show growth if they are already earning high

Students & Educators
Nadja Young 0
Busting myths of education value-added analysis, Part 1: You must control for demographics

In the past five years, value-added models have been increasingly adopted by states to support various teaching effectiveness policies. As educators make the paradigm shift from looking at only achievement data to incorporating growth data, many misconceptions have developed. Compounding this issue is the fact that not all value-added and

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