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Analysis- data sets

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For my data sets analysis, I used the following article

The author uses data sets from standardized placement tests given out by universities across the country. The article points out the high number of Florida high school students that are scoring low enough on these tests to require them to take remedial courses at the college level. It talks about how these numbers are much higher than the national average, which points out a problem with the high school system. For analysis, the author develops a few steps the Florida school system should take in order to better prepare their students for college and graduation.
To do this reporting, the writer needed the ability to locate and access these records, as well as interpret the data and separate it out to determine what numbers were national averages and what numbers were coming specifically from the state of Florida. The writer used no graphics or interactive tools in the article to display the data, which was disappointing. Though the disparities were all clearly written out, I feel as though a graphic would have had a larger impact on the reader.

Notre Dame tops AP poll

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For the first time since 1993, Notre Dame is atop the AP poll's college football rankings, the Chicago Daily Herald reported.
The Fighting Irish overtook Kansas State and Oregon in the rankings, who both lost on Saturday in upsets, the LA Times said.
The Irish are 11-0 for the first time since 1989, the Times reported. Alabama moved up to second in the rankings.

Kansas State takes over top spot in BCS

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Kansas State is the newest number one team in the country, according to Sunday's BCS rankings.
The Wildcats overtook Alabama following the Crimson Tide's 29-24 loss to Texas A&M Sunday, SBNation Denver reported. Alabama fell to fourth in the rankings.
Oregon is now second in the rankings, which, barring a loss from either the Ducks or the Wildcats, are not expected to change.
"These teams are in their order and the only way that order changes is if somebody gets beat," said Jerry Palm, of CBS Sports and, the Associated Press said.

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