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NCES 2023055 Overview of the Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017–18 (MGLS:2017): Technical Report
This technical report provides general information about the study and the data files and technical documentation that are available. Information was collected from students, their parents or guardians, their teachers, and their school administrators. The data collection included direct and indirect assessments of middle grades students’ mathematics, reading, and executive function, as well as indirect assessments of socioemotional development in 2018 and again in 2020. MGLS:2017 field staff provided additional information about the school environment through an observational checklist.
NFES 2018156 Forum Guide to Facility Information Management: A Resource for State and Local Education Agencies
The Forum Guide to Facility Information Management: A Resource for State and Local Education Agencies helps state and local education agencies plan, design, build, use, and improve their facility information systems. It includes a review of why school facilities data matter and recommends a five-step process that an education agency can undertake to develop a robust facility information system around goals, objectives, and indicators. The document also includes selected measures of school facilities quality and offers a logical approach to organizing facility and site data elements associated with facility identification, condition, design, utilization, management, and budget and finance.
NFES 2012808 The Forum Guide to Facilities Information Management: A Resource for State and Local Education Agencies
This guide builds on a 2003 Forum publication, Facilities Information Management: A Guide for State and Local Education Agencies. The data elements presented in this guide are described in greater detail in the NCES Handbooks Online at They have been refined and expanded to meet the latest needs of facilities managers, policymakers, and other stakeholders interested in the condition of public school buildings and grounds. In particular, data elements were added or updated to support changing expectations for sustainable design and management; community use, co-location, and joint use; and budget and finance associated with private financing for public charter school facilities. In addition, the first three levels of data reflect standards from the UNIFORMAT classifications system to create a better linkage between school district facility data and information classifications in the construction industry.
NCES 2006160 Postsecondary Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual
The Postsecondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual (FICM), 2006 Edition manual describes standard practices for initiating, conducting, reporting, and maintaining a postsecondary institutional facilities inventory. It is designed to be useful to both specialized staff and generalists and to be applicable to institutions with sophisticated information needs as well as to those with more basic facilities information needs. It reflects the perspective that along with human resources and financial assets, space is one of the primary resources of a postsecondary educational institution. It provides updated definitions for building area measurements, space and room use codes, and other data elements that are useful for including in a facilities inventory. It describes the basic principles for developing a facilities database, provides guidance on required and optional data elements for inclusion in a facilities inventory, suggests analytic, administrative and comparative uses for facilities data and presents issues that are emerging in the collection, maintenance and reporting of facilities data.
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