The third annual SDP Beyond the Numbers Convening, From Classroom to Boardroom: Analytics for Strategy and Performance, was held in Boston, MA on May 15–17, 2013. Participants included SDP Fellows (current and alumni); SDP Fellows’ Supervisors; members of ActivateED, a collaborative effort with Education Pioneers and the Broad Center; SDP Faculty Advisors; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation representatives; Center for Education Policy Research staff; and key leaders in K–12 education.
The goals of the convening were to:
- continue to build a national network of data strategists in the education sector;
- understand the role that system-level leaders play in supporting a change in the culture of data use in education;
- present updated SDP Strategic Performance Indicators and showcase partners that are successfully using diagnostic results to drive change; and
- ensure opportunities for collaboration between SDP partners on topics that include: resource allocation, program evaluation, human resources processes, postsecondary success and performance management.