Why analytic tools are not taking off in K-12

Experts are rallying around the use of analytic tools -- a long-time practice in the business world that's being used more frequently in higher education -- to predict certain outcomes in K-12 education. The predictive analysis could be used, experts say, in everything from teacher placements to dropout prevention. However, observers say analytic tools are not yet commonplace in K-12 schools because of a lack of researchers available to train local districts to understand the data.

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