ERIC Number: ED418106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
QED Estimates of the 1990-91 Schools and Staffing Survey: Deriving and Comparing QED School Estimates with CCD Estimates. Working Paper Series.
Holt, Albert; Scanlon, Brian R.
This study examines the magnitude of the difference between estimates from the 1990-91 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) using a Common Core of Data (CCD) definition of a school and a Quality Education Data (QED) definition of a school. The 1990-91 SASS sample design allows for the development of school and administrator estimates using either the QED definition or the definition from the CCD. The first section of the report explains the background and purpose of the study and describes the variables of interest chosen for the study. The second section describes the steps involved in converting the 1990-91 SASS to a QED-defined survey, identifies the file variables that indicate which CCD schools map to a QED school, and describes the use of those variables in mapping from the CCD definition to the QED definition. The third section presents selected tables based on the QED definition of a school to allow comparisons, and the fourth section analyzes the estimates from both definitions and makes recommendations based on the magnitude of the difference in school characteristics between the two estimates. An appendix contains a sample of the Statistical Analysis System programs used in this study. (Contains 25 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Estimation (Mathematics), Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Sampling, Tables (Data)
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: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)