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Title:  NCES Statistical Standards
Description: This publication contains the 2012 revised statistical standards and guidelines for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). These standards and guidelines are intended for use by NCES staff and contractors to guide them in their data collection, analysis, and dissemination activities. They are also intended to present a clear statement for data users regarding how data should be collected in NCES surveys, and the limits of acceptable applications and use. Users should be cognizant that the contents of this publication are continually being reviewed for technological and statistical advances.
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Cover Date: September 2012
Web Release: May 22, 2014
Publication #: NCES 2014097
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Marilyn M. Seastrom
Type of Product: Handbook
Survey/Program Areas: Statistical Standards Program (SSP)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Handbook, please contact:
Marilyn M. Seastrom.
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