Innovative Data Collection Techniques for Public School Boundaries - Blue Raster & Sanametrix NCES MIS - DC 2013 Presentation
INNOVATIVE DATA COLLECTION TECHNIQUES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL BOUNDARIES Management Information Systems Conference Presented by Tai Phan, Andrea Conver & Amy Ramsdell NCES, Sanametrix & Blue Raster2/14/2013
School Boundary GeodatabaseHistory Continuation of the School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS) Headed by Prof. Salvatore Saporito, The College of William & Mary David Van Riper, Minnesota Population Center www.sabinsdata.org First release in the SDDS Map Viewer in May 2012 2009-2010 school boundaries for the top 350 districts Census Bureau is summarizing the data by school boundary
Data Processing Workflow Collectboundaries Dissolve boundaries into a 1 to 1 format Associate boundaries with NCESSCH ID Perform QA/QC Sync data to the Cloud
School Boundary QA/QCProcedures Confirm that all regular schools have a boundary Confirmthat all attributes are correct and correspond to the NCESSCH school ID Confirmthat every geographical area is served by every grade
Contact and Data TrackingApplication Tracksall contact between the district and the Census collection team Stores original data type Records the date completed and user name for each processing step Generates a variety of reports
Public School Boundary Collectionand Verification Collect boundaries for all 13,000+ U.S. school districts Combination of data collection efforts by Census and a “group-sourced” mapping effort The 2013-2014 school year will serve as a trial year
Public School Boundary Collection and Verification Tool Demo
Census Bureau Tabulations Block rectification to create publicly available population counts and related information These boundaries can be used for custom tabulations that meet the Census Bureau’s disclosure policies Provide population counts at the school attendance boundary level Product is not the same boundary lines as delineated by the districts
The Significance of SchoolAttendance Boundaries Benefits to the Districts Benefits to the State Benefits to social science
Moving Forward Changes will be made to the workflow and tools based on process reviews and user feedback The process will become easier and easier as more districts use the online collection and verification tool
For More InformationAndrea Conver Amy Ramsdell(202) 600-8167 (703) email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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