Leveraging Visualization and Machine Learning Techniques in Education: A Case Study of K-12 State Assessment Data

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2024

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Taylor, Loni
Gupta, Vibhuti
Jung, Kwanghee (TTU)

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Abstract

As data-driven models gain importance in driving decisions and processes, recently, it has become increasingly important to visualize the data with both speed and accuracy. A massive volume of data is presently generated in the educational sphere from various learning platforms, tools, and institutions. The visual analytics of educational big data has the capability to improve student learning, develop strategies for personalized learning, and improve faculty productivity. However, there are limited advancements in the education domain for data-driven decision making leveraging the recent advancements in the field of machine learning. Some of the recent tools such as Tableau, Power BI, Microsoft Azure suite, Sisense, etc., leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to visualize data and generate insights from them; however, their applicability in educational advances is limited. This paper focuses on leveraging machine learning and visualization techniques to demonstrate their utility through a practical implementation using K-12 state assessment data compiled from the institutional websites of the States of Texas and Louisiana. Effective modeling and predictive analytics are the focus of the sample use case presented in this research. Our approach demonstrates the applicability of web technology in conjunction with machine learning to provide a cost-effective and timely solution to visualize and analyze big educational data. Additionally, ad hoc visualization provides contextual analysis in areas of concern for education agencies (EAs).

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© 2024 by the authors. cc-by

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AI, big data, data visualization, machine learning

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Taylor, L., Gupta, V., & Jung, K.. 2024. Leveraging Visualization and Machine Learning Techniques in Education: A Case Study of K-12 State Assessment Data. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 8(4). https://doi.org/10.3390/mti8040028

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