Statistical Standards Program
Table of Contents
1. Development of Concepts and Methods
2. Planning and Design of Surveys
3. Collection of Data
4. Processing and Editing of Data
5. Analysis of Data / Production of Estimates or Projections
6. Establishment of Review Procedures
6-1 Review of Reports and Data Products
7. Dissemination of Data
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|ESTABLISHMENT OF REVIEW PROCEDURES|
SUBJECT: REVIEW OF REPORTS AND DATA PRODUCTS
NCES STANDARD: 6-1
PURPOSE: To ensure that NCES produces and releases high quality products suitable for a variety of audiences, NCES employs a multistage review process for all NCES products. In the case of descriptive, analytic, and technical reports, the review process includes internal and external peer review comments that are addressed through a formal review meeting, known as the adjudication meeting.
KEY TERMS: key variables.
Level 1. Review and Adjudication: Requires Program Director (PD), Senior Technical Advisor (STA), Associate Commissioner (AC), Office of the Deputy Commissioner (ODC), and Office of the Commissioner (OC) review and signoff, and outside reviewers are included on the review committee.
Level 1a. Rolling Review: Requires PD/STA/AC/ODC review and approval as parts of the whole are completed. Final product requires full Level 1 review.
Level 2. Statistical Review: Requires PD/AC/ODC review and approval, but no outside review or adjudication. The inclusion of an STA review is at the discretion of the AC.
Level 3. AC/ODC/OC: Requires PD/AC/ODC/OC review and approval, but no outside review or adjudication. The inclusion of an STA review is at the discretion of the AC.
Level 4. AC: Requires PD/AC review and approval, but no ODC/OC or outside review or adjudication.
Level 5. NCES/RIMG/OMB: Requires PD/STA/AC approval within NCES, plus review/approval by Regulatory Information Management Group (RIMG) and Office of Management and the Budget (OMB), and copy to Chief Statistician.
Level 6. Author/Web publisher: Requires full review/adjudication as appropriate for the original NCES numbered product.