MeasureOne was formed by a team of developers passionate about opening opportunities for emerging consumers who are entering the economy.
The vast majority of this high-potential audience have an educational record that is under-valued by the marketplace. So we set out on a quest: could we use academic data to expand opportunities on their behalf?
We built relationships with more than 7,000 transcript providers, got to know their curricula and the myriad formats of their transcripts. We developed a process to extract and transform academic information. Then we created mechanisms to normalize the diverse forms and formats, classes and credits, semesters and grades, into a standardized, analyzable data set – one that could signal these students' future financial, and other performance-based, behaviors.
Then we packaged it into a developer-friendly API that makes it simple for businesses of every type to use academic data in their applications and decisions, fueling insights, products, and services that open new opportunities.
We built MeasureOne to unlock the power of academic data. For the first time, emerging consumers can transform their academic achievements into economic currency.
Academic data is plagued by idiosyncrasies and inconsistencies that have limited its usefulness. Different document and presentation formats – pdfs, HTML, scanned images, and more – have made it a challenge to operationalize.
But that's just the beginning. Beyond formats, there is remarkably little standardization across academic institutions. From credit systems, to grading systems, to term structure, the lack of consistency makes building innovative products and services with this valuable data set all but impossible.