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ERIC Number: ED544767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 61
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
Condition of America's Public School Facilities: 2012-13. First Look. NCES 2014-022
Alexander, Debbie; Lewis, Laurie
National Center for Education Statistics
This report provides nationally representative data on the condition of public school facilities. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) previously collected data on this topic in 1999 (Lewis et al. 2000). The study presented in this report collected information about the condition of public school facilities in the 2012-13 school year. Specifically, the survey covered the following: (1) Whether the school had permanent and portable (temporary) onsite buildings; (2) The condition of 17 building systems/features in the permanent and portable (temporary) onsite buildings; (3) The condition of seven outdoor features at the school; (4) The overall condition of the permanent and portable (temporary) onsite buildings; (5) The estimated total cost of all repairs/renovations/modernizations required to put the school's onsite buildings in good overall condition, and the sources on which the cost estimate was based; (6) How satisfactory each of eight environmental factors was in the permanent and portable (temporary) onsite buildings; (7) The year in which the school's main instructional building was constructed, the year of the last major renovation of the main instructional building, and the year of the last major building replacement or addition at the school; (8) Whether any major repair/renovation/modernization work was currently being performed at the school; (9) Whether various construction projects were planned for the school in the next 2 years; (10) Which of 17 building systems/features at the school, if any, had major repairs, renovations, or replacements planned for the next 2 years, and if work was planned, the main reason for the planned major repair, renovation, or replacement; (11) Whether there was a written long-range educational facilities plan for the school; (12) Whether inspection of the condition of the physical features of the facility and evaluations of energy use and indoor environmental hazards at the school had been performed by qualified professionals within the last 5 years; and (13) Whether various steps had been taken in the last 5 years to improve energy efficiency at the school. Selected Findings are reported based on survey responses. Appended are: (1) Standard Error Tables; (2) Technical Notes; and (3) Questionnaire. [To access the 1999 report entitled "Condition of America's Public School Facilities, 1999. Statistical Analysis Report," please see ED439599.]
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Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
IES Funded: Yes