ERIC Number: ED483624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
District Composite Report: Natchitoches Parish. 2002-2003.
Louisiana State Department of Education
Up to six years of data (the current year and the five previous years where available) are presented in the District Composite Report. Each year, this report is updated by adding the most current year?s data and deleting the data that are more than six years old. Incorporating longitudinal data in the District Composite Report enables policy makers to anticipate changes in educational outcomes, not just describe them (Smith, 1988). However, longitudinal reporting does complicate the presentation of data. To assist users in interpreting data, tables in the District Composite Report have been formatted as follows: (1) Cross-sectional data (i.e., for any given year) are presented vertically in columns. School-to-school comparisons can be made within any given year by scanning up and down columns; (2) Longitudinal data are presented horizontally in rows. An individual school?s progress on any single indicator can be charted over time by scanning left-to-right across columns; (3) Schools are listed in sequential order, based on school site code and school category. Sections discuss school characteristics and accountability information, student participation, student achievement, and college readiness. (Includes a glossary and 19 tables.)
Descriptors: Tables (Data), Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Student Participation, College Preparation, College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Teacher Characteristics
Louisiana Department of Education, Office of Management and Finance, Division of Planning, Analysis and Information Resources, P.O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064. Web site: http://www.louisianaschools.net.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.