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ERIC Number: ED493174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Accounting for Every Student: A Taxonomy for Standard Student Exit Codes. NFES 2006-804
Erlebacher, Frances, Ed.
National Center for Education Statistics
The National Forum on Education Statistics (Forum) is a cooperative of state, local, and federal education agencies. The goal of Forum activities is to improve the quality of education data gathered for use by policymakers and programmatic decision-makers. One approach to furthering this goal has been to pool the collective experiences of Forum members to produce "best practice" guides in areas of high interest to those who collect, maintain, and use data about elementary and secondary school students. Standardizing the way data systems record changes in student enrollment--that is, developing common exit codes--is one of those areas. In reviewing the existing literature about dropout and graduation rates, Forum members determined that there was a real need for a common format for reporting when students transferred, completed high school, dropped out, or otherwise changed their enrollment status. In response to this need, in 2004 the Forum established a task force to develop such a standardized format. This guide is the product of the task force's efforts. [This document was prepared by the National Forum on Education Statistics.]
Descriptors: School Districts, Enrollment Trends, Benchmarking, Educational Indicators, Accountability, Statistics, Coding, Classification, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, Transfer Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Data Collection, Research Methodology
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED493913
IES Publication: http://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006804