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Title:  Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Disaggregated Data on Racial/Ethnic subgroups
Description: The Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Disaggregated Data on Racial/Ethnic Subgroups discusses strategies for collecting data on more detailed racial/ethnic subgroups than the seven categories used in federal reporting. This guide is intended to help state and district personnel learn more about data disaggregation in the field of education, decide whether this effort might be appropriate for them, and, if so, how to implement or continue a data disaggregation project. Access to and analysis of more detailed—that is, disaggregated—data can be a useful tool for improving educational outcomes for small groups of students who otherwise would not be distinguishable in the aggregated data used for federal reporting. Disaggregating student data can help schools and communities plan appropriate programs, decide which interventions to select, use limited resources where they are needed most, and see important trends in educational outcomes and achievement.
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Cover Date: September 2016
Web Release: September 28, 2016
Publication #: NFES 2017017
Center/Program: NFES
Associated Centers: NCES
Authors: The National Forum on Education Statistics
Type of Product: Guide
Survey/Program Areas: National Forum on Education Statistics (NFES)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Guide, please contact:
Ghedam Bairu.