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Understanding Powerful Predictor Categories

Recall that each Powerful Predictor is a predictive variable for the filtered student group. There are eleven categories of Powerful Predictors. It may be helpful to think about these categories as you review the top predictors for different student groups. 

If a certain category of Powerful Predictors consistently appears for a filtered group, it may be an area that you want to target with initiatives or additional research.


The Categories Are:

CategoryExample Powerful Predictors
Academic Performance (GPA)

GPA (Cumulative), Change in GPA

Academic ProgressCredits Attempted (Cumulative), Terms Completed (Cumulative)
Area of StudyDegree Program, Major Changes (Cumulative) 
Background/DemographicsAge, Gender, Is Veteran 
Engagement (LMS)Average Count of Discrete Days of Any LMS Activity
EnrollmentAverage Number of Days Enrolled Before Start (Current Term) 
Financial AidLoan Amount (Current Term), Financial Aid (Cumulative) 
SentimentAverage Course Net Promoter Score (Cumulative) 
Standardized TestsMax SAT Writing Score 
Standing Academic Standing (Current Term)
CustomExamples vary

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