SC Online yesterday pointed to a novel HPC use; something that always piques my interest
In order to measure how well public school students are learning, the New York City will spend $80 million on a supercomputer designed to analyze the performance of the city’s 1.1 million school kids. Mayor Bloomberg said the cost is worth it.
“Aris [Achievement Reporting and Innovation System] will bring together every bit of learning information that we have on every one of our 1.1 million students,” said Jim Liebman, the Education Department’s chief accountability officer. “Now, school professionals will be able to slice and dice that data to see what’s working.”
But will all that data get transformed into information that makes teachers more effective?