Congress should scrutinize higher ed’s use of predictive analytics, watchdog says

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “They’re the invisible infrastructure that colleges and universities rely on to target prospective students for recruitment, to build financial-aid offers, and to monitor student behavior. Now, a new report from the Government Accountability Office is urging Congress to probe how higher education uses these consumer scores, algorithms, and other big-data products, and to consider who stands to benefit most from their use — students or institutions? The GAO also encouraged Congress to consider bolstering disclosure requirements and other consumer protections relevant to such scores.”

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