Texas A&M drops ‘race’ from student risk algorithm following Markup investigation

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A major public university has paused its use of risk scores following a Markup investigation that found several universities using race as a factor in predicting student success. Our investigation also found that the software, Navigate, created by EAB and used by more than 500 schools across the country, was disproportionately labeling Black and other minority students “high risk”—a practice experts said ends up pushing Black kids out of math and science into “easier” majors. Following our report, Texas A&M University announced it will stop including such risk scores on adviser dashboards and asked EAB to create new models that…

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