What is Education Modeling?

There are many analyses of K12 student progress but there few
models that are built or the data systems that would power. In
economics, regional development, science and technology
mathematical and statistical modeling and forecasting based on is
the norm. The tools and data get better and sharper over time.

In education this is not true, there are data broken down into
school districts and school, but there are not data infrastructures
to run analyses to test what is working and what is not, or to
compare one school or district against another and create
synthetic models that run real “what-if” scenarios.

This type of analyses is necessary as we confront teacher
shortages, poor STEM and language performance, all necessary

Welcome to the National Laboratory for Education Transformation (www.NLET.org) education modeling pages.

This site currently contains the planning, results and future hopes
for the 2011-2014 Agent-Based Modeling Exploratory NSF DRK-12
grant through which our collaborative group tested a new
statistical approach to longitudinal student learning success. It
also contain the 2015-2016 K12 Data Almanac pilots that
examined comparative school district data as a planning tool.

NLET is now intending to scale up the NSF agent based-modeling
and the K12 Data Almanac project into a new field and for
research and policy analysis and analytics to be used by
practitioners. The new effort of NLET and collaborators is called
CompareK12.