Annual Institute 2019
Regression Analysis: An introduction to an Essential Admission Office Tool

, Associate Director of Admission, Phillips Academy Andover
, Director of Admission Operations, Phillips Academy Andover


In using data to drive admission decisions, admission professions must look past descriptive statistics and make greater use of predictive statistical models. While this seems daunting, anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of regression analysis and access to Microsoft Excel can easily create models that will help inform their work. After a brief introduction to regression analysis and a walk through of a few examples of statistical models, participants will work in groups on exercises designed to enable them to create and understand their own models.