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ERIC Number: ED483087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Documentation of the NCES Longitudinal School District Fiscal-Nonfiscal File, Fiscal Years 1990 to 2000. EFSC 2005-863
McLaughlin, Don; William, Paul K.; Glander, Mark C.
National Center for Education Statistics
One of the challenges limiting the capability for analysis of educational issues is that data on school enrollments, staffing, and financing are collected through separate but annually conducted universe surveys. Because the data are collected and provided by separate agencies, the available data from the nation's school districts are often inconsistent or incomplete. Analyses of trends in variation among school districts in enrollments, resources, and finances are made difficult by these limitations. This report describes the creation of a database to address this problem. The new database contains fiscal and nonfiscal district data for each year from 1989-90 to 1999-2000, for the universe of regular public elementary and secondary school districts. At NCES, nonfiscal data are collected from school districts through several separate surveys of the Common Core of Data (CCD). The data resulting from these surveys are reported nationally in the United States. The remainder of this documentation includes a User's Guide and six appendices. The User's Guide contains information on methodology reflecting certain conditions that are unique to the longitudinal 1990-2000 data files. (Contains 20 tables.)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Databases, Database Design, Public Schools, School Districts, Longitudinal Studies, Statistical Data, School District Spending
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; American Institutes for Research (CRESS), Kensington, MD.; Pinkerton Computer Consultants, Inc., Baileys Crossroads, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A