ERIC Number: ED418150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Census Mapping Project School District Data Book. Working Paper Series.
MESA Group, Arlington, VA.
The School District Data Book (SDDB) is a database and information system housed on 51 CD-ROMs containing the most extensive set of data ever developed on children, their households, and the nation's school systems. The Data Book allows comparisons among school districts and permits the extraction of data about districts with particular characteristics. The database provides up to 200,000 data items for each school district or county, and a mapping feature enables users to view maps of all individual school districts in the nation for the first time. Approximately 15,000 school districts have been mapped. These are usually the same districts included in the Common Core of Data. This briefing document is organized into the following sections: (1) development of the SDDB; (2) features of operation and software; (3) database content and applications; (4) mapping features and applications; and (5) school districts and the mapping project. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cartography, Census Figures, Children, Comparative Analysis, Computer Software, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Regions, Maps, School Districts
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Room 400, Washington, DC 20208-5652.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MESA Group, Arlington, VA.