ERIC Number: ED250045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Census Users Manual. Improving Community College Evaluation and Planning.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
One of a series of reports resulting from a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education project to improve planning and evaluation in community colleges, this report explains how colleges can use census data to assess the characteristics and educational requirements of individuals in their service areas. The report begins with a description of how and where to obtain census data, followed by an examination of the types of data that are available and the kinds of district data aggregations that can be produced. Next, sections on census data elements and census geography provide census subject items and geographical divisions used in the process. The sections that follow examine some of the ways census data can be used, focusing on applications in college planning, the establishment or modification of state priorities, and the accreditation process. Finally, other information available from the Census Bureau and related sources of data are highlighted. Appendices contain lists of state data center affiliate offices and the major report series from the 1980 census; an illustration of the hierarchical relationships among census geographic units; an annotated copy of the 1980 census questionnaire; an enumeration of changes in the census questionnaire from 1970 to 1980; a discussion of the noncomparability of 1970 and 1980 race/ethnic data; and sample census information on California. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
Identifiers - Location: California