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Opportunity For Impact: What Does The Work Of An SDP Fellow Look Like?
**Applications for Cohort 5 of the SDP Fellowship are now closed.**
Strategic Data Project Fellows are talented individuals who possess a unique passion for bringing data and evidence to bear on policy decisions that have the potential to drive substantial gains in student achievement and attainment. Each year, new Fellows are placed in full-time roles in partner agencies across the United States. Current partners include over 35 school districts, charter management organizations, state education agencies, and nonprofit education organizations.
During their two-year tenure, Fellows work on 1-2 focus issues in great depth, helping the partner agency break through strategic issues that benefit from – and may fundamentally depend on – robust and advanced analysis. Fellows also provide needed analytical talent and support to other projects in the agency. Fellows are expected to: (a) comprehensively study their focus issues using rigorous data analysis; (b) become an expert in their topic areas; (c) significantly contribute to their agency’s policy-making, leadership, and strategic development.
Fellows also become part of a growing national network of education professionals with similar skills and responsibilities. Fellows in one partner agency can draw on the experience and expertise of Fellows in other partner agencies, as well as researchers at non-partner agencies, colleges and universities, and other organizations engaged in education reform. In turn, each Fellow links his/her agency and agency leadership back to this valuable network.
Curious about the work that Fellows are doing right now in SDP partner agencies? Follow the links below to learn about some of the key initiatives and projects that three SDP Fellows are leading in their districts.
SDP Fellowship: Position Overview
|ACTIVITY||DESCRIPTION AND GOALS||PERCENT|
|Analyze focus policy issues||
|Evaluate additional “real-time” issues||
|Participate in SDP network and professional development||
|Support SDP data assembly and analysis||