General plugins (Local): Dropout Detective™

Maintained by Picture of Kim MunzoKim Munzo
Dropout Detective™ identifies students that are most at risk of dropping out of or failing courses.
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Dropout Detective integrates with a school’s existing learning management systems and analyzes student performance and behavior across ALL courses in which they may be enrolled. In a very similar manner to the way your personal credit score is calculated, we assign a single Risk Index Score to each student. We then present an easy-to-read dashboard to the school so that student outreach and support can be quickly prioritized and delivered. 

For more information on Dropout Detective or to inquire about annual subscription rates, send email to

Potential privacy issues

Your firstname, lastname and email will be used in order to identify you in the remote system via an LTI request.


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Kim Munzo (Lead maintainer)
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Juan Leyva: Developer
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  • Picture of Plugins bot
    Thu, Jul 16, 2015, 4:41 PM
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Thu, Jul 16, 2015, 4:46 PM

    Hi. Thanks for sharing the plugin with the Moodle community. The source code URL is invalid, there is no such report. Additionally, please provide a link to a place where users can report issues with your plugin. It does not necessarily be a bug tracker (althoug it is preferred). Probably you have a support contact page set up that could be eventually used.

    May I ask for fixing these formal issues first before we start with the full code review. Thanks.

  • Picture of Kim Munzo
    Thu, Jul 16, 2015, 9:19 PM
    Hi David,
    the code repository was private, we changed it to public, we also added a link to the github plugin issues functionality
  • Picture of Kim Munzo
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015, 5:16 PM
    we pushed an additional commit fixing most of the code style issues.
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015, 5:26 PM

    Thanks Kim. Please note we do not pull automatically from your github. You have to explicitly release a new plugin version here by "Upload a new version" button. Would you like to add a new version now? I was just about to go and review the code of your plugin.

  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015, 8:04 PM

    After consulting some minor details with Juan, I am happy to approve this plugin now. You are cleared to land, welcome to the Plugins directory!

  • Picture of Joseph Thibault
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 7:58 PM
    by what criteria is the risk assessment set? is it customizable by the end user (institution) or preset by AspireEdu only?
  • Chris Munzo
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 11:01 PM
    Joseph -- The algorithm behind the Risk Index Score looks at grades, number of missing assignments, last submission date of an academic activity, last course access date, last LMS access date and a number of other data points. We also review the number of courses a student is taking, is there an auto-drop policy, where we are in the term, and the overall number of assignments in the course. So to a degree, the algorithm is self-correcting -- very much like a credit score.
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