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Title:  Forum Guide to Alternative Measures of Socioeconomic Status in Education Data Systems
Description: The Forum Guide to Alternative Measures of Socioeconomic Status in Education Data Systems provides “encyclopedia-type” entries for eight plausible alternative measures of socioeconomic status (SES) to help readers better understand the implications of collecting and interpreting a range of SES-related data in education agencies. Chapter 1 reviews recent changes in how SES data are collected in many education agencies and presents a call to action to the education community. Chapter 2 reviews practical steps an agency can take to adopt new measures. Chapter 3 describes each of the eight alternative measures, including potential benefits, challenges, and limitations of each option.
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Cover Date: June 2015
Web Release: June 22, 2015
Publication #: NFES 2015158
Center/Program: NFES
Associated Centers: NCES
Authors: National Forum on Education Statistics
Type of Product: Technical Methods Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Forum on Education Statistics (NFES)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Technical Methods Report, please contact:
Ghedam Bairu.