ERIC Number: ED434140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the 1996-97 Nonfiscal Common Core of Data Surveys Data Collection, Processing, and Editing Cycle. Working Paper Series.
Hamann, Thomas A.
The Common Core of Data (CCD) program of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) consists of five separate surveys. An evaluation was conducted of the nonfiscal surveys from the CCD for 1996-97. It focused primarily on the agency and school universe surveys, but it also included the state nonfiscal survey. The evaluation explored such issues as respondent response time intervals, NCES/agent data processing and editing time intervals, and overall survey timeliness and data quality. The evaluation did not reveal any major problems or deficiencies in the 1996-97 nonfiscal CCD surveys data collection, processing, and editing cycle. Most of the recommendations resulting from the evaluation relate to improving overall survey timeliness, and only a few are directed toward the edits themselves. Most of the recommendations represent relatively minor changes to the procedures and processes of the existing system. Thirty-four principal findings and 18 principal recommendations are listed. Appendixes contain the agency universe and school universe error and warning message edit descriptions. (Contains 26 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Editing, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Program Evaluation, Public Agencies, Schools, 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; Tel: 202-219-1831.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.