Microsoft Helps Tacoma Public Schools Use Data Analytics to Predict At-Risk Students

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For the last few years, Microsoft has partnered with the Tacoma Public School (TPS) district in Washington to ask a fundamental question: Is it possible for schools to use predict analytics to identify students that are likely to disengage and ultimately drop out? Microsoft and TPS think so. Microsoft created Azure, which equipped teachers and administrators within TPS with data that empowered them to help more students succeed. As a result of using these Microsoft cloud technologies, the district has already seen an improvement in graduation rates from 55% in 2010 to 82.6% in 2016 [1].