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Title:  Basic Data Elements For Elementary and Secondary Education Information Systems
Description: This document contains a set of basic student and staff data elements recommended by the Core Data Task Force of the National Forum on Education Statistics. The purpose of these basic data elements is to act as a handbook and provide a common language to promote the collection and reporting of comparable education data to guide policy and assist in the administration of state and local education systems. The report also contains a recommended process for identifying and periodically updating the set of data elements to be maintained by a school, school district, state education agency, or other education unit with a need for student and staff information.
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Cover Date: June 1997
Web Release: July 29, 1997
Print Release: July 29, 1997
Publication #: NCES 97531
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Core Data Task Force
Type of Product: Handbook
Survey/Program Areas: National Forum on Education Statistics (NFES)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Handbook, please contact:
Patrick Keaton.
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