ERIC Number: ED363664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Comparison of School Locale Settings: Self-Reported versus Assigned.
Johnson, Frank H.
This paper focuses on the geographic locale settings reported in two surveys conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The two surveys are the School Universe component of the Common Core of Data (CCD) survey and the Public School component of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). Instances where the self-reported locale setting codes from the SASS disagree with the assigned locale setting codes from the CCD are analyzed. The CCD uses 7 locale codes, while the SASS uses 10 community descriptors for size and rural or urban location. While it is not possible to establish a perfect one-to-one correlation between the two coding schemes, findings indicate that it is possible to develop a crosswalk that allows comparison. A look at the two studies indicates that the SASS descriptor is more likely to be wrong than the CCD locale code. One figure and three tables illustrate the discussion. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)