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Crisis Data Management: A Forum Guide to Collecting and Managing Data About Displaced Students
NCES 2010-804
February 2010

Chapter 4. After a Crisis: Displaced Student Data Reporting and Evaluation

Tracking displaced students following a crisis is an ongoing process given the high likelihood of multiple enrollments and withdrawals.

While identifying the time "before" a crisis is relatively easy, the transition from "during" to "after" a crisis is not always so clear. In this guide, "after" a crisis is defined as the time after the majority of displaced students have been enrolled in alternate schools. This period can vary from days to weeks or even months; it ends when there is no longer any reason to track the displaced students.