I’ve been making some good progress. I have some student performance datasets which my algorithms are working on. The accuracy, so far, seems to be roughly in the 70% range, from the results I am getting in Weka. It could likely be improved, but it is a good start.
I’ve also been looking at this research article: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0171207. It has some data available to download. Plus, the researchers have already tested some algorithms on it and published those results. This means that I could compare my results to theirs to check whether the algorithms I am using are actually working correctly. Unfortunately, the data provided does not seem to have been cleaned up correctly for the download, so some of the algorithms the researchers used are not working for me. I am checking how to format this data correctly now.
I also am currently reading the machine learning book Foundations of Machine Learning.There is another book: Understanding Machine Learning: From Theory to Algorithms, that I will probably be able to read soon as well.