Postsecondary Access & Success

2017 May 17

Strategic Data Project Convening 2017

May 17 (All day) to May 19 (All day)

Location: 

Boston, MA

The seventh annual Strategic Data Project (SDP) Convening will take place in Boston, MA on May 17–19, 2017. The event brings together fellows, partners, practitioners, researchers, and leaders in the field of education to discuss the role that data, analytics, and leadership play in our continued effort to transform the use of data in education to improve student achievement.

2017 Jul 10

SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics

Jul 10 (All day) to Jul 14 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics is a five-day data workshop at Harvard University for education analysts and system leaders who want to leverage data to inform decision making and improve student achievement. The curriculum provides a foundation or refresher course on problem analysis, technical methods, program evaluation, and data visualization and communication techniques. Hands-on activities, including computer lab sessions, demonstrate how to gain key insights around priority topics such as teacher effectiveness or college-going success. Participants need not be an expert in statistical programming, though a basic understanding is recommended.
Learn more on the SDP Website.

2016 May 18

Beyond the Numbers Convening

May 18 (All day) to May 20 (All day)

Location: 

Boston, MA

The sixth annual Beyond the Numbers Convening, hosted by CEPR's Strategic Data Project (SDP) will take place in Boston, MA on May 18–20, 2016. The event brings together Fellows, partners, practitioners, researchers, and leaders in the field of education to discuss the role that data, analytics, and leadership play in our continued effort to transform the use of data in education to improve student achievement.

2016 Apr 09

AERA 2016 Annual Meeting

Sun - Wed, Apr 9 to Apr 12, 8:00am - 6:00pm

Location: 

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

CEPR-affiliated faculty, researchers, and graduate students will be presenting on the topics of system improvement, student achievement gaps, and education policy at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2016. CEPR will also be hosting Booth 107 in the Exhibit Hall, where participants will learn about our projects, and how to become a Strategic Data Project (SDP) partner or fellow.

See our CEPR-Affiliated Schedule

2016 Apr 06

Webinar - New Strategic Data Project Partners

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Online Webinar

We invite education organizations interested in hosting a fellow for Cohort 8 of the Strategic Data Project Fellowship to join this webinar and learn more about the program. 

Webinar viewing details will be provided to those who sign up in advance of the webinar.

Sign up at sdp.cepr.harvard.edu

Learn more about the Strategic Data Project

2016 Mar 30

Webinar: SDP Institute for Leadership Analytics

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

See Body

Join us to learn more about the SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics summer program, held at the Harvard Graduate School of Education from July 12-15, 2016. We will share more information about the mission, curriculum and answer any questions you might have about participating.

hgse.adobeconnect.com/sdpwebinar

Dial: 1-866-890-3820
Participant Code: 83100747

2016 Mar 02

CEPR-Affiliated Sessions at SREE Spring Conference 2016

Mar 02 (All day) to Mar 05 (All day)

Location: 

Washington, DC

CEPR-affiliated faculty, researchers, and graduate students will be presenting on the topics of educator effectiveness, postsecondary access and success, and measurement tools at the upcoming Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) conference. Stay engaged via @HarvardCEPR and #SREE16.

View the CEPR-Affiliated Schedule

Hurwitz, M., Mbekeani, P. P., Nipson, M., & Page, L. C. (2016). Surprising Ripple Effects: How Changing the SAT Score-Sending Policy for Low-Income Students Impacts College Access and Success. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Subtle policy adjustments can induce relatively large “ripple effects.” We evaluate a College Board initiative that increased the number of free SAT score reports available to low-income students and changed the time horizon for using these score reports. Using a difference-in-differences analytic strategy, we estimate that targeted students were roughly 10 percentage points more likely to send eight or more reports. The policy improved on-time college attendance and 6-year bachelor’s completion by about 2 percentage points. Impacts were realized primarily by students who were competitive candidates for 4-year college admission. The bachelor’s completion impacts are larger than would be expected based on the number of students driven by the policy change to enroll in college and to shift into more selective colleges. The unexplained portion of the completion effects may result from improvements in nonacademic fit between students and the postsecondary institutions in which they enroll.

(2015). SDP College-Going Diagnostic for Wake County Public School System . Strategic Data Project.Abstract

In 2011, the Strategic Data Project (SDP) began a partnership with the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). As part of this partnership, SDP collaborated with WCPSS to analyze patterns of high school students’ on-track status, graduation, college enrollment, and college persistence. This set of high-leverage, policy-relevant analyses constitutes the SDP College-Going Diagnostic.

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