The U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology released a new report, Expanding Evidence Approaches for Learning in a Digital World. “Chapter 3: Combining Data to Create Support Systems More Responsive to Student Needs” offers info & resources that can help a data system offer over-the-counter data (OTCD). While the report ignores most OTCD components, such as Package/Design standards related to the design of data systems, the info & resources are very helpful in addressing datasets that can be used as indicators related to risk, graduation, and college readiness. Such indicators fall within the Content component of OTCD and are related to an important reason for using a data system: predictive analytics.
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