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Predictive analytics is increasingly seen as a technology that can improve child welfare outcomes, turning hindsight into insight and insight into value. Predictive analytics can be defined as analysis that uses data, statistics, and algorithms to answer the question “Given past behavior, what is likely to happen in the future?” It is important to note that predictive analytics has the potential to produce benefits only when model results are used to intervene differentially based on the model output, leading to improvement on the outcome of interest.


This tool will guide the user through a series of criteria to help determine whether predictive analytics is an appropriate approach for the child welfare question you are considering.

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