Statistical Standards Program
Table of Contents
1. Development of Concepts and Methods
1-1 Intial Planning of Surveys
1-2 Publication and Production Planning
1-3 Computation of Response Rates
1-4 Codes and Abbreviations
1-5 Defining Race and Ethnicity Data
1-6 Discretionary Grant Descriptions
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
7. Dissemination of Data
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|DEVELOPMENT OF CONCEPTS AND METHODS|
SUBJECT: PUBLICATION AND PRODUCT PLANNING
NCES STANDARD: 1-2
PURPOSE: To ensure that all proposed NCES products are included in an annual NCES publication plan that will assist with the coordination of publications across divisions, in an effort to avoid duplication and to maximize collaboration. The publication plan will make explicit the status of all anticipated publications for the next year; provide target dates for all mandatory and required publications; and assure that appropriate attention is given to all necessary aspects of the planning process.
GUIDELINE 1-2-1A: A publication should be added to the publication plan by the time it is signed off by the Program Director for Division review.
GUIDELINE 1-2-1B: Project Directors should update changes in the NCES publication plan on an as needed basis.
GUIDELINE 1-2-2A: Bimonthly meetings between Office of the Commissioner (OC) publications staff and the Associate Commissioners and their division staff should be held to review progress on the publication plan.
GUIDELINE 1-2-3A: The date for printed release is approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the final post-adjudication sign-off by the Chief Statistician.
GUIDELINE 1-2-3B: For Web release only publications, the release date can be simultaneous with the post-adjudication sign-off, but should occur within 1 week.
GUIDELINE 1-2-5A: The analysis plan should be developed in consultation with the Associate Commissioner and the Chief Statistician.