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Strategic Data Project Links Student Outcomes to Exposure to High Quality Instruction in Pittsburgh Public Schools

May 15, 2015

During the 2013–14 school year, the Strategic Data Project (SDP) partnered with Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) to conduct a set of diagnostic analyses that documented patterns of students’ high school performance, college readiness, and postsecondary success. For the first time, SDP was able to directly link student outcomes to their exposure to high quality instruction, using data on educator performance from PPS’s multiple-measure system of teacher evaluation.

Delaware Takes the Lead in Tackling College Readiness and Retention

July 17, 2013

Delaware took a major step today toward improving low college graduation rates that are holding back the capabilities of our workforce nationwide. Governor Jack Markell and Secretary of Education Mark Murphy joined researchers from the Strategic Data Project (SDP), a program of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, to release findings on Delaware students’ college readiness, enrollment, and retention, presenting one of the first thorough analyses done for any state by SDP.