Our mission is to transform the use of data in education to improve student achievement.
Institute for Leadership in Analytics
Registration is closed at this time.
Thank you for your interest in the Summer Institute for Leadership in Analytics.
Who is the Institute for?
The Institute is for any education analyst, not already part of the SDP program, interested in analyzing student achievement data to understand students’ progress through high school and into college. You need not be an expert in statistical programming, though a basic understanding is recommended (e.g., Stata, SAS, R, SPSS). The 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!
We are seeking education analysts who are not already a part of the SDP fellowship who have:
- strong familiarity with student-level data;
- access to student level data and a strong interest in examining this data to identify patterns beyond student proficiency levels; and
- a basic understanding of statistical software packages (e.g., Stata, SAS, R, SPSS).
August 6: 1:00-5:00 PM
(this session is for less experienced Stata users)
August 7: 7:30 AM-5:00 PM
August 8: 7:30 AM-3:30 PM
Dress is business casual.
Introduction to Stata (August 6, 2012 - Recommended)
On August 6, we will host an optional half-day training for less experienced Stata users: your attendance will be encouraged based on an online self evaluation during registration.
SDP Toolkit for Effective Data Use
Get hands-on instruction conducting cutting-edge data analyses in college-going success using Stata and the SDP Toolkit for Effective Data Use. Practice communicating salient analyses to senior leadership.
SDP Strategic Use of Data Rubric
Assess the use of data in your agency with SDP’s Strategic Use of Data Rubric and develop an action plan to bring next steps back to your agency.
SDP Summer Melt How-To Guide
Learn how to design your own low-cost, high-impact college-counseling intervention to improve attendance rates for college-accepted students.
Rock-em, Sock-em Program Evaluation
Consider key strategies and methods for program evaluation in education.
Registration & Fees
Registration is closed at this time.
Registration does not guarantee a seat at the Institute.
Early registration is suggested as enrollment is limited. The deadline for early registration is June 22, 2012. The comprehensive program fee for early registration is $500 and must be received by July 2, 2012.
The deadline for regular registration is July 6, 2012. The comprehensive program fee for regular registration is $750 and must be received by July 18, 2012.
All program fees include tuition, room, board, travel, all instructional materials, and a networking event. Registrants will be given room and travel reimbursement guidelines via online registration, upon becoming enrolled in the Institute.
Introduction to Stata
During the registration process registrants will complete a short online evaluation to assess your proficiency in Stata. SDP will use these results to recommend that participants attend/not attend the Stata training on August 6, 2012. You may also voluntarily opt into this session.
Payment is required in advance, but is refundable, less a $50 processing fee, if your cancellation is received by Monday, July 23rd. Fees associated with travel cancellations will not be covered by SDP and will be the responsibility of the registered party.
You will receive directions to the site via email following registration and payment. SDP may contact you via phone.
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*The 2012 Summer Institute for Leadership in Analytics is generously supported by
the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.