Alternative Socioeconomic Status (SES) Measures Working Group

Purpose: The potential loss of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s student-level National School Lunch Program (NSLP)-eligibility indicator is an important issue to state and local education agencies. The Alternative Socioeconomic (SES) Measures Working Group is tasked with identifying alternative measures of SES that meet the needs of the education community.

Current Tasks: The Working Group is exploring the development of a Forum resource.

Chris Chapman, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Sonya Edwards, California Department of Education
Michael Hawes, ED
Mike Hopkins, Rochester School Department (NH)
Tom Howell, Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information
Robert Rodosky, Jefferson County Public Schools (KY)
Ross Santy, ED
Marilyn Seastrom, NCES
Todd Stephenson, ED
Marie Stetser, NCES
William Ward, NCES

E-mail: [Note that only registered members of a listserv (i.e., members of the working group) can send messages.]

Chair: Matt Cohen, Ohio Department of Education

NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu

Support: Tom Szuba, QIP

Additional SES Resources: Improving the Measurement of Socioeconomic Status for the National Assessment of Educational Progress: A Theoretical Foundation

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