Priority Area: Data and Analysis

Data-savvy professionals use their skills to support critical and strategic decision-making, so your organization can help transform education for all students.

The Work EP Fellows Could Do For Your Organization

You've told us that you especially need emerging leaders who can interpret student data, make strategic recommendations, and tell stories with numbers. The work that our data and analysis professionals do as part of their Fellowship builds on their previous experience in:

Data collection and management

Visualization

Modeling and forecasting

Research and evaluation

Expertise in data and analysis paves the foundation for your organization to track meaningful achievement and progress towards goals, and make data-driven decisions that are in the best interest of students and communities. Below are some examples of the work our data analyst Fellows have done in the past:

ORGANIZATION

ROLE

RESPONSIBILITIES

Government Education Agency Technologist and Data Analyst
  • Design and maintain internal databases, including the establishment of database standards and controls, management of source data, and assurance of data quality.
  • Assist in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of systems, including oversight, provision of technical assistance, training, and, documentation.
Education Consulting Firm Data Analyst and Strategist
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on core strategic issues for clients and synthesize insights from these analyses.
  • Build financial models and develop tools to support data analysis.
  • Write and deliver high-impact presentations, strategic plans and research briefs.
Charter Management Organization People-Focused Data Analyst
  • Ensure that school assessments are administered in accordance with the protocols outlined by the state, test publisher, and/or regional teaching and learning team.
  • Develop and execute professional development to ensure teachers are able to utilize software applications.
  • Perform statistical analyses to support leader decision-making.

Pioneer Spotlights

SONIA MEHTA

EP Alumna, 2014

FELLOWSHIP LOCATION: New York

PROJECT: As a data analyst, she uncovered insights to help students improve their reading comprehension.

Hear more about Sonia's EP Fellowship experience and how she used data to impact education directly from Sonia in the video to the right.

ALVIN DAVID

EP Alumnus, 2012

FELLOWSHIP LOCATION: New Orleans

PROJECT: He supported the analytics team at Recovery School District (RSD) in New Orleans by collecting and analyzing district-wide performance data and publishing equity reports that were used as transparent resources focused on school enrollment, student achievement, and stakeholder inclusion.

Education Sector Needs Skilled Data Analysts

STAFF CAPACITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR DATA NEEDS SPECIALISTS IN DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION TURNING DATA INTO ACTION AND IMPROVEMENT

"Similar themes emerge for many of the organizations and the obstacles they encounter, including: data quality, data infrastructure, and staff capacity."

--- The Data Imperative, Part I: Challenges Along the Way

"We believe schools should hire dedicated support specializing in data analysis and interpretation, to help schools measure student academic progress, forecast state assessment scores, and identify struggling students throughout the year, so as to adjust instruction quickly and help students succeed."

--- Teachers are not Analysts: Re-Thinking our Expectations of the Data-Focused Teacher Generation

"We are increasingly aware that information is imperative to know if we’re getting our work right – if students are learning and thriving – and data tells us where we stand and where we can improve."

--- What Educators Can Learn From House of Cards

 
 

 

Other Priority Areas

EP focuses on recruiting and placing Fellows in four key priority experience areas: data and analysis, strategy and planning, operations, and program and project management. While EP does match Fellows with select roles in human resources, finance, marketing and communications, and other functions, we focus our efforts on our priority areas. 

Data and Analysis Strategy and Planning Operations Program and
Project Management

 

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