Comparative Analysis of Supervised Machine Learning Algorithms to Build a Predictive Model for Evaluating Students’ Performance
Keywords:Student Performance, Prediction, Machine Learning, Regression, Predictive Modeling, Educational Data Mining
In recent years, the world's population is increasingly demanding to predict the future with certainty, predicting the right information in any area is becoming a necessity. One of the ways to predict the future with certainty is to determine the possible future. In this sense, machine learning is a way to analyze huge datasets to make strong predictions or decisions. The main objective of this research work is to build a predictive model for evaluating students’ performance. Hence, the contributions are threefold. The first is to apply several supervised machine learning algorithms (i.e. ANCOVA, Logistic Regression, Support Vector Regression, Log-linear Regression, Decision Tree Regression, Random Forest Regression, and Partial Least Squares Regression) on our education dataset. The second purpose is to compare and evaluate algorithms used to create a predictive model based on various evaluation metrics. The last purpose is to determine the most important factors that influence the success or failure of the students. The experimental results showed that the Log-linear Regression provides a better prediction as well as the behavioral factors that influence students’ performance.
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