SAS http://wunc.org en Ranking Teachers: NC Bets Big On A Complicated Stats Model http://wunc.org/post/ranking-teachers-nc-bets-big-complicated-stats-model <p>Next month, a million or so North Carolina public-school students between third and twelfth grade will start taking tests. Lots of them. Reading and math tests for the younger kids; biology, Algebra, and English for the older kids.</p><p>Their scores will be tabulated and run through some servers at SAS Institute, a private company in Cary. There, software called <a href="http://www.sas.com/en_us/industry/k-12-education/evaas.html">EVAAS </a>will compare the test score the student earned to one a statistical model predicted the student should get.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:56:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 33382 at http://wunc.org Ranking Teachers: NC Bets Big On A Complicated Stats Model SAS Offers Free Software To Help Next Generation Of Managers Understand Data http://wunc.org/post/sas-offers-free-software-help-next-generation-managers-understand-data <p></p><p>A Cary-based software company is offering a free service to university students and professors.</p><p></p><p><a href="https://communities.sas.com/community/sas-analytics-u">SAS Analytics U</a> will allow them to use statistical tools to manage data, identify trends, and make decisions in their research and class work. Analytics U also allows them to share their work in online communities.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:45:18 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 32709 at http://wunc.org SAS Offers Free Software To Help Next Generation Of Managers Understand Data SAS Tops "World's Best" List http://wunc.org/post/sas-tops-worlds-best-list <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Cary-based SAS has topped the grand-daddy of Best Places to Work lists.&nbsp; SAS is number one on the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list.&nbsp; To make the Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 5444 at http://wunc.org Global North Carolina "Heat-Map" http://wunc.org/post/global-north-carolina-heat-map <p>UNC’s Center for International Understanding has partnered with SAS to develop a new tool to better understand the state’s “global” footprint.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge:&nbsp;</strong> The Global North Carolina Heat Map is believed to be the first of its kind.&nbsp; Adam Hartzell is executive director of The Center for International Understanding.&nbsp;&nbsp; He says the idea is to find out how global we really are. &nbsp;<br> Tue, 29 May 2012 10:05:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2438 at http://wunc.org NC Health Insurer Seeks To Harness Consumer Data http://wunc.org/post/nc-health-insurer-seeks-harness-consumer-data <p><a href="http://2012-05-14 09:25">Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina</a> and Cary-based information technology giant SAS are<a href="http://mediacenter.bcbsnc.com/pr/bluecross/bcbsnc-sas-harness-the-power-of-233739.aspx"> collaborating</a> to provide more personalized health care.<br> Mon, 14 May 2012 13:25:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2531 at http://wunc.org NC Health Insurer Seeks To Harness Consumer Data SAS Grows Despite Economy http://wunc.org/post/sas-grows-despite-economy <p></p><p></p><p>The latest numbers show an increase in unemployment across the state.&nbsp; But private sector jobs are growing and SAS is an example of that growth.&nbsp; Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7310 at http://wunc.org SAS Grows Despite Economy Waiting For Super Geek http://wunc.org/post/waiting-super-geek <p></p><p></p><p>This is a period of unrivaled education reform. Charter schools, teacher merit pay, diversity policies -&nbsp;all efforts to improve what many see as a failing public school system. But every effort needs evidence as to whether it is working. Much of it comes from standardized testing. That puts even more emphasis on the most effective way to analyze the growing amount of data. The information is being used in all kinds of ways, from what classes a student takes to teacher merit pay and, in some cases, termination. Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 9096 at http://wunc.org Waiting For Super Geek SAS Celebrates Success http://wunc.org/post/sas-celebrates-success <p>SAS has a lot to celebrate this week. The software company continues to hire during the tough economy.&nbsp;<br><br>SAS founders and employees enjoyed champagne and sparkling cider at their Cary headquarters yesterday. For the second year in a row – they’ve been ranked number one on Fortune Magazine’s “Best Companies to Work For” list. SAS is also celebrating record revenue for 2010 – 2.43 billion dollars, up 5.2-percent from the year before. John Sall is co-founder and Executive Vice President of SAS.</p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 06:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 10248 at http://wunc.org SAS Lab Helps State And Local Governments http://wunc.org/post/sas-lab-helps-state-and-local-governments <p>North Carolina joins other state and local governments in fighting fraud and crime thanks to technology developed at SAS Institute.<br><br>Governor Bev Perdue thanked SAS over and over for its expertise in advanced analytics technology.&nbsp; She says in these tough economic times it saves the government money to be able to improve public safety and reduce fraud.<br><br>Perdue says she remembers taking her concerns about Medicaid fraud to SAS:</p> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 11375 at http://wunc.org