Much of the work for this report was performed by staff at the Education Statistics Services Institute (ESSI), which is funded by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and composed of staff from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and a number of partner organizations. The authors would like to acknowledge the following individuals from ESSI for their assistance with technical support and editorial guidance: Stephen Hocker of MacroSys Research and Technology, Jed Tank of AIR, Xiaolei Wang of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), Jennifer Sable of AIR, and Anthony Garofano of Quality Information Partners (QIP) provided technical and editorial support; Martin Hahn of AIR carefully copyedited this report; and Greg Strizek and Sandy Eyster of AIR made helpful suggestions in their reviews.
The authors would like to thank all of the professionals in state and local education agencies who track, record, and report the data used in this report. Particular thanks are owed to the state Common Core of Data (CCD) coordinators, without whose efforts the CCD survey system could not exist.
The U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, is responsible for collecting, processing, and editing the CCD survey data. Eunice Ave, Terri Kennerly, Mary Church, Crecilla Cohen, and Osei Ampadu should be recognized for the quality their efforts added to these data.
Those at NCES who assisted by reviewing the report include Lee Hoffman, Jeffrey Owings, and Marilyn Seastrom.