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Transforming the use of data in education to improve student achievement
Registration Now Open: 
SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics

Registration Now Open:
SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics

The SDP Institute seeks analysts passionate about changing the culture of data use in education who are ready to take their statistical skills to the next level!

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SDP Partner Applications Now Available

SDP Partner Applications Now Available

SDP is now accepting partnership applications for Cohort 7 of the SDP Fellowship program. The SDP Fellowship is a two-year program that develops and supports talented data strategists in education agencies to have an immediate impact on policy and management decisions that can improve student outcomes.

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Do Value-Added Estimates Identify Causal Effects of Teachers and Schools?

Do Value-Added Estimates Identify Causal Effects of Teachers and Schools?

CEPR Faculty Director Tom Kane reviews the evidence that value-added estimates capture important information about the causal effects of teachers and schools. 

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SDP College-Going Diagnostic for Colorado

SDP College-Going Diagnostic for Colorado

The diagnostic analyses focus on describing college enrollment and persistence rates of high school graduates across Colorado; describing patterns in students’ participation in college-level coursework (in particular, AP classes and concurrent enrollment participation) in high school; and investigating the extent to which students’ participation in AP classes and concurrent enrollment programs is associated with persistence at both two-year and four-year colleges.

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SDP Yearbook 2013: A Year in Review

SDP Yearbook 2013: A Year in Review

SDP is heading into its fifth year of operations, a chance for our team to reflect on our past and plan for the future. Our yearbook highlights last year’s progress on bringing together the right people, assembling the right data, and performing the right analysis to help education leaders make better decisions to improve student outcomes.

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Measure your agency's progress with our Strategic Performance Indicators.

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Build your agency's capacity to use rigorous analytics to inform management and policy.

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Explore your agency's existing data to gain new strategic insights.

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