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EDUC 225: Issues in Urban Education

Professor Anita Chikkatur-spring 2022

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

District Data considerations

Your district will be a primary source of data.  Federal mandates require districts to collect and disseminate demographic and achievement data.  Be watchful for terminology and where these are published on individual websites.  Often states disseminate district data.

Nonprofits, coalitions, researchers

Nonprofits, coalitions, researchers, unions, and others are all also important sources of education data.  Each has an objective in or reason to be collecting and disseminating data.  They might ask critical questions of definitions, terminology, or methodology.  A few ideas to get started.