ERIC Number: ED311080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Federal Programs Information on School and School District Universe Files. Improving Universe Data on Schools and School Districts.
Triplett, Suzanne E.
Specific issues to be resolved, prior to including federal programs information on school and school district universe files, are identified and discussed as part of the Education Data Improvement Project of the Council of Chief State School Officers. Goals of this Project are to describe state collection of data elements currently in the common core of data of the National Center for Education Statistics and to present recommendations to make the common core of data more comprehensive, comparable, and timely. These profiles represent a sampling of individual state data collection practices in isolation from other states. They are continually being revised. Analysis will result in matrices comparing, state-by-state, the practices reflected in the profile. Profiles contain information about six federally-funded programs: (1) Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act; (2) Bilingual Education; (3) Migrant Education; (4) Special Education; (5) Vocational Education; and (6) Food and Nutrition Services. They include the state definitions of the programs and a summary of data that the states currently collect. The profiles and recommendations to improve them are summarized in three tables. Five additional tables give the state-by-state components of definitions used in the school and school district universe files. (SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Databases, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Migrant Education, National Surveys, Nutrition, Public Schools, School Districts, Special Education, State Programs, Vocational Education
Council of Chief State School Officers, State Education Assessment Center, 400 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC. State Education Assessment Center.