Strategic Data Project

Meredith Phillips

Meredith Phillips

SDP Fellowship Faculty Advisor
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Sociology
Department of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles
John Papay

John Papay

Affiliated Researcher; SDP Fellowship Faculty Advisor
Associate Professor of Education and Economics
Department of Education, Brown University
Matthew Kraft

Matthew Kraft

Affiliated Researcher, SDP Fellowship Faculty Advisor
Associate Professor of Education and Economics
Brown University
Brian A. Jacob

Brian A. Jacob

SDP Fellowship Faculty Advisor
Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Dan Goldhaber

Dan Goldhaber

Affiliated Researcher, SDP Fellowship Faculty Advisor
Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Center for Education Data & Research, University of Washington
Susan M. Dynarski

Susan M. Dynarski

SDP Fellowship Faculty Advisor
Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Education, Professor of Economics
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and School of Education, University of Michigan
Robert Croninger

Robert Croninger

SDP Fellowship Faculty Advisor
Associate Professor; Education Policy and Leadership
College of Education, University of Maryland
Celeste Carruthers

Celeste Carruthers

SDP Fellowship Faculty Advisor
Associate Professor and Joe Johnson Faculty Research Fellow
Department of Economics and Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee Knoxville
2015 Jul 14

SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics

Tue Jul 14 (All day) to Fri Jul 17 (All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA

The SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics is a four-day data workshop for education analysts 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 (e.g., Stata, SAS, R, SPSS).
Learn more about the SDP Institute

(2011). SDP Human Capital Diagnostic for Fulton County Schools . Strategic Data Project.Abstract

Fulton County Schools (FCS) partnered with SDP to produce the SDP College-Going and Human Capital Diagnostic for its district. The diagnostics are meant to demonstrate how districts can capitalize on existing data to understand its current performance, set future goals, and strategically plan responses.  The College-Going Diagnostic report illuminates students’ enrollment over time and compares these patterns across a variety of student characteristics and academic experiences.  The Human Capital Diagnostic report investigates teacher effectiveness with the intention of informing district leaders about patterns of teacher effectiveness and identifying areas for policy change that could leverage teacher effectiveness to improve student achievement.

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