You manage what you measure

Management and measurement are inextricably linked.

“Cracking Down on Skipping Class,” Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2015 A3. High-tech tracking devices used to measure attendance in college classes.  Link between attendance and performance — “[a]ttendance is the best known predictor of college grades….”

There are privacy restrictions on the university telling you your son’s or daughter’s grades in college, but what I’d really want to know is, “Is Johnnie or Susie in class?”  There’s an app for that.

What’s this information worth?


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