The Beyond the Numbers Convening, hosted by the Strategic Data Project (SDP), brings together SDP 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.
In the session Turning Public Data into Public Knowledge, panelists will share how they are using new approaches to making education performance and finance data accessible, engaging, and understandable to put their cities at the forefront of turning public data into public knowledge for driving informed policy decisions. Panel members include SDP Fellow Jason Rose, Director of Data & Research at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, SDP Fellows Manager Selena Tan, Natalie Brathwaite, Director of Programs & Community Engagement, and Robb Steller, Data Manager of Achieve Hartford.
In Video Technology: The End of Privatized Instruction, a panel will ask "Can video help connect teachers across classrooms and schools? Can teacher-to-teacher sharing create a network of peer support, help teacheaters maximize reflection time, and improve their practice?" Panel membes include Best Foot Forward Project Director Miriam Greenberg, Harvard University Doctoral Candidate David Quinn, Jason Lange, CEO & Co-Founder of Bloom Board, and Tamika Guishard, Filming Specialist at District of Columbia Public Schools. Video Technology: The End of Privatized Instruction
CEPR-affiliated faculty, researchers, and graduate students will be presenting on the topics of teacher effectiveness, postsecondary access and success, measurement tools, and non-cognitive skills at the upcoming Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) conference. Stay engaged via @HarvardCEPR and #SREE2015.
The SDP Institute is a four-day workshop for any education analyst, not already part of the SDP Fellowship program, interested in analyzing student achievement data to understand students’ progress through high school and into college, as well as patterns of teacher placement, retention, and effectiveness. You need not be an expert in statistical programming, though a basic understanding is recommended (e.g., Stata, SAS, R, SPSS). 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!
Co-hosted by the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance at REL Northeast & Islands and the National Center for Teacher Effectiveness (NCTE), based at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, this daylong event will examine the successes and challenges related to the implementation of teacher evaluation systems. NCTE Principal Investigator Tom Kane will present research on factors related to educator evaluation systems, including capacity, measurement, impacts on practice, and school climate and culture. Through structured Q&A and breakout sessions, the event is designed to build meaningful connections between educators and researchers around the use of research to inform decisionmaking about teacher evaluation systems.
CEPR researcher Beth Morton will be a presenter for the "Creating the Infrastructure to Support Assessment Use" session at The 2014 Reidy Interactive Lecture Series (RILS). This RILS we will focus on bringing K-12 educational assessment initiatives together. How can districts and schools coordinate the implementation of so many new efforts simultaneously? How can these seemingly independent projects become a cohesive, balanced assessment effort within a district and school providing data to support instruction, program evaluation, and accountability? What will be needed to transform the vast amount of raw data that will be generated into actionable information? Will it be feasible for these locally-based assessment initiatives to produce results that can be used for student, teacher, and school accountability; and is that a desirable goal?
SDP fellows, alumni, and staff will be presenting on the topics of college readiness, graduation rates, statewide data systems, and strategic analytics at the upcoming the STATS-DC conference (see the affiliated schedule). Stay engaged via @HarvardCEPR and #STATSDC.... Read more about STATS-DC Data Conference
The SDP Institute is a four-day workshop for any education analyst, not already part of the SDP Fellowship program, interested in analyzing student achievement data to understand students’ progress through high school and into college and patterns of teacher effectiveness. You need not be an expert in statistical programming, though a basic understanding is recommended (e.g., Stata, SAS, R, SPSS). 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!
The fourth annual Beyond the Numbers Convening, hosted by the Strategic Data Project (SDP) and National Center for Teacher Effectiveness (NCTE), will take place in Boston, MA on May 22-24, 2014. The event will bring together representatives from 23 states and Washington D.C. to share lessons learned and best practices connected to human capital and postsecondary success work.