A Study on Comparative Analysis of Feature Selection Algorithms for Students Grades Prediction


  • Muhammad Arham Tariq University of Central Punjab




Classification Models, Educational Data Mining, Features Selection, Multi-Class Datasets, Student Performance


Education data mining (EDM) applies data mining techniques to extract insights from educational data, enabling educators to evaluate their teaching methods and improve student outcomes. Feature selection algorithms play a crucial role in improving classifier accuracy by reducing redundant features. However, a detailed and diverse comparative analysis of feature selection algorithms on multiclass educational datasets is missing. This paper presents a study that compares ten different feature selection algorithms for predicting student grades. The goal is to identify the most effective feature selection technique for multi-class student grades prediction. Five classifiers, including Support Vector Machines (SVM), Decision Trees (DT), Random Forests (RF), Gradient Boosting (GB), and k-Nearest Neighbors (KNN), are trained and tested on ten different feature selection algorithms. The results show that SelectFwe(SFWE-F) performed best, achieving an accuracy of 74.3% with Random Forests (RT) across all ten feature selection algorithms. This algorithm selects features based on their relationship with the target variable while controlling the family-wise error rate.




How to Cite

M. A. . Tariq, “A Study on Comparative Analysis of Feature Selection Algorithms for Students Grades Prediction”, J. inf. organ. sci. (Online), vol. 48, no. 1, Jun. 2024.