SDP and user-contributed analyses will be housed in repositories on Github. Each topic-based repository will include web guides with code and supports in Stata or R. The example Stata and R guides below are based on the Strategic Data Project Toolkit for Effective Data Use, modified to work with synthetic data generated by our simulation engine. The College-Going Pathways guides and code will also work with college-going analysis files prepared to the SDP data specification.

OpenSDP is working on developing realistic synthetic data that mirrors typical school system data tables stored in the Common Education Data Standards format, so that we can host open-source code to take sample data, or your own data, all the way from raw data to finished analyses. If you’d like to get involved, please reach out to us at opensdp@gse.harvard.edu.

College-Going Pathways

Answer questions about students’ on-track status in ninth grade, high school graduation, college enrollment, and college persistence. Identify patterns and trends along the education pipeline to and through college for students as a group and as subgroups.

Attainment Along the Education Pipeline

The analyses in this guide summarize student attainment from ninth grade through college using three milestones: 1) on-time high school completion, 2) seamless college transition, and 3) persistence to the second year of college.

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On-Track in Ninth Grade

This guide examines patterns of student retention and on-time transitions from ninth to tenth grade. This information can provide an early warning about students at risk of dropping out who might benefit from targeted support early in their high school careers.

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High School Graduation

This guide examines trends and variations in high school completion rates across schools and student subgroups. These analyses reveal the extent to which high schools may differentially influence student trajectories towards high school completion.

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College Enrollment

The analyses in this guide highlight college-going rates across high schools, comparing outcomes for similar students attending different high schools. The analyses also examine whether high school graduates enroll in colleges and universities well-matched to their academic qualifications.

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College Persistence

The analyses in this guide examine patterns of persistence to the second year of college, to identify early indications of student progress towards degree attainment.

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Attainment Along the Education Pipeline

The analyses in this guide summarize student attainment from ninth grade through college using three milestones: 1) on-time high school completion, 2) seamless college transition, and 3) persistence to the second year of college.

Download Code Download Data Go to Repository View Guide

On-Track in Ninth Grade

This guide examines patterns of student retention and on-time transitions from ninth to tenth grade. This information can provide an early warning about students at risk of dropping out who might benefit from targeted support early in their high school careers.

Download Code Download Data Go to Repository View Guide

High School Graduation

This guide examines trends and variations in high school completion rates across schools and student subgroups. These analyses reveal the extent to which high schools may differentially influence student trajectories towards high school completion.

Download Code Download Data Go to Repository View Guide

College Enrollment

The analyses in this guide highlight college-going rates across high schools, comparing outcomes for similar students attending different high schools. The analyses also examine whether high school graduates enroll in colleges and universities well-matched to their academic qualifications.

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College Persistence

The analyses in this guide examine patterns of persistence to the second year of college, to identify early indications of student progress towards degree attainment.

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College-Going Connect (Coming Soon)

Build an analysis file that can be used for college-going analyses. Take cleaned CEDS format tables, combine them, define derived variables, and get ready to analyze.