Statistical Standards Program
Table of Contents
1. Development of Concepts and Methods
2. Planning and Design of Surveys
2-1 Design of Surveys
2-2 Survey Response Rate Parameters
2-3 Developing RFPs for Surveys
2-4 Pretesting Survey Systems
2-5 Maintaining Data Series Over Time
2-6 Educational Testing
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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|PLANNING AND DESIGN OF SURVEYS|
SUBJECT: MAINTAINING DATA SERIES OVER TIME
NCES STANDARD: 2-5
PURPOSE: To maintain and report NCES data series that are consistent over time.
GUIDELINE 2-5-1A: Identify the basic key variables to be assessed on a regular basis to address policy issues and other information needs.
GUIDELINE 2-5-1B: Provide estimates of both change and level for time series data in reports. For survey reports, consider publishing 3 or more years of the time series data along with the current year to highlight the time series.
GUIDELINE 2-5-1C: Provide a list of other publications containing the data for previous years in the appendix of a survey report.