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ERIC Number: ED298668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Cluster Analysis of Minnesota School Districts. A Research Report.
Cleary, James
The term "cluster analysis" refers to a set of statistical methods that classify entities with similar profiles of scores on a number of measured dimensions, in order to create empirically based typologies. A 1980 Minnesota House Research Report employed cluster analysis to categorize school districts according to their relative mixtures of property valuation. This report updates that analysis using 1984 property assessment data to show how major changes in property valuations during the past few years have resulted in unequal changes in property valuation profiles among school districts, resulting in changes in the empirically based typology of districts. Based on the analysis, Minnesota's 435 school districts were classified into eight clusters, which are profiled in the report. Appended are a set of tables showing statistics for these school district clusters based on estimated market value, followed by an ordered listing of school districts with cluster identification. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota House of Representatives, St. Paul. Research Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota