PEERS STEM Data and Data Use Series
PEERS STEM Data and Data Use Series

The AERA-ICPSR Partnership for Expanding Education Research in STEM (PEERS) Data Hub Series in STEM Data and Data Use, features workshops that  examine the structure, design, and purpose of multiple data sets that can be analyzed using quantitative, qualitative, and/or multi-method techniques. In these workshops participants can explore diverse forms of designed data, administrative data, and big data that can be used in STEM research. The publicly available datasets presented include large-scale student and school data across educational levels and contexts, such as federally supported datasets that provide a national or international scope as well as data that focus on specific states, regions, and local areas. Many of the data sets can be analyzed using custom designed analysis tools that will be presented in the webinars. Led by experts in education research, psychometrics, and the social sciences, the  workshops provide an overview of the data sets and discuss potential uses to address salient topics in education and STEM research.

Upcoming Workshop(s)

Past Workshop(s)

Introduction to the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA)
March 9, 2021; 12:30pm -2:30pm ET


sean f. reardon, Stanford University
Andrew D. Ho, Harvard University
Benjamin R. Shear, University of Colorado, Boulder
Erin M. Fahle, St. John’s University

This workshop introduces attendees to the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA), a database of nationally-comparable academic achievement data made publicly available by The Educational Opportunity Project (EOP) at Stanford University. SEDA is based on roughly 430 million standardized test scores from 3rd-8th grade students in U.S. public schools, districts, counties, and states from the 2008-09 through 2017-18 school years. These data enable nationwide research to better understand student achievement and educational opportunity. In this workshop, the EOP team will provide a description of SEDA’s contents, showcase examples of correlational and causal research that can be conducted with SEDA, and highlight relevant validation studies that support the use of SEDA in different types of research. Attendees can explore the SEDA data before and during the training using our interactive data explorer ( or by downloading the data files ( and using statistical software (e.g., R or Stata). For more information on SEDA and research using SEDA please visit the Research section of the EOP website (

Prior to the workshop please complete the online Data Use Agreement:

The PEERS Data Hub is joint effort of AERA and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) that is NSF funded (Award ECR 1937612). It provides collaborative space for STEM education research communities to build and advance knowledge by sharing innovative ideas, methods, and tools. Further information about the PEERS Data Hub is available here.