Strategic Data Project

2013 Apr 27

CEPR-Affiliated Sessions at AERA 2013

Sat Apr 27 (All day) to Wed May 1 (All day)


San Francisco, CA

CEPR affiliates are to present at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2013 from April 27–May 1 in San Francisco, CA. The theme of the event this year is “Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis.” CEPR presenters include researchers; steering committee members; and SDP Fellows, Alumni, and Faculty Advisors. The sessions will be an opportunity to learn more about some CEPR research, as well as research done outside of the center by its affiliates. View the list below to see the sessions that include the CEPR network.

2013 Oct 17

SDP Toolkit for Effective Data Use Webinar

(All day)

The Strategic Data Project has released the human capital edition of the SDP Toolkit for Effective Data Use. The SDP Toolkit is a free resource guide for education agency analysts who collect and analyze data on student achievement. Completing the toolkit produces a set of basic, yet essential, human capital and college-going analyses that every education agency should have as a foundation to inform strategic management and policy decisions. The addition of human capital analyses will give users insight into teacher recruitment, placement, evaluation, development, and retention.


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2013 Oct 22

Strategic Data Project Fellowship Orientation for Cohort 5

Tue Oct 22 (All day) to Fri Oct 25 (All day)


Cambridge, MA

In October 2013, the Strategic Data Project (SDP) welcomed Cohort 5 of the SDP Fellowship. The orientation event marked the launch of the two-year program for 44 fellows and 34 supervisors—SDP's biggest cohort yet. SDP Fellows will support efforts to build capacity for rigorous analytics and research methods to inform management and policy decisions within SDP's partner agencies.

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2013 Oct 23

CEPR Represented at the College Board Forum 2013

Wed Oct 23 (All day) to Fri Oct 25 (All day)


New York, NY

CEPR-affiliated researchers Lindsay Page and Benjamin Castleman presented their research about the summer melt phenomenon in the session, "College-Intending Students and the Risk of 'Summer Melt," at The College Board Forum 2013. Participants evaluated rigorous evidence regarding successful intervention programs to recognize, meature, track, prevent, and solve the phenomenon. Strategic Data Project Fellow Christopher Leake was also featured in The College Board Reflections video, in which he also references Page and Castleman's summer melt research. 

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2014 Feb 11

SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics

Tue Feb 11 (All day) to Fri Feb 14 (All day)


Harvard Graduate School of Education | Cambridge, MA

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!

Through the SDP Institute...

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2014 Mar 03

CEPR-Affiliated Sessions at SXSWedu 2014

Mon Mar 3 (All day) to Thu Mar 6 (All day)


Austin, TX

Two of CEPR's programs, the Best Foot Forward Project (BFF) and the Strategic Data Project (SDP), presented at SXSWedu 2014. In Opening Doors to Advance Analytics for Your Agency, a panel demonstrated how SDP is changing how education agencies think about, use, and present data to inform policy decisions and communicate with stakeholders. Panel members included SDP Executive Director Nick Morgan, Superintendent Renee Foose of the Howard County Public School System (SDP Partner), SDP Fellow Atnreakn Alleyne of the Delaware Department of Education, and Senior Education...

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