Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QE-022-006-1-1-United States-NCES-1986

Subject Area: Education Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Common core of data (CCD), 1986-present.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: CCD

Date Accessioned: 11/6/2007

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: CCD has five components which are public school universe, local education agency (school district) universe, state aggregate nonfiscal data, state aggregate fiscal data and school district fiscal data. Their raw ASCII public-use data and accompanying document files are freely available from this NCES CCD site. Users can also use several online tools to search and extract CCD data.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 11/6/2007

Documentation: Machine-readable from the NCES CCD site.

Abstract: The Common Core of Data (CCD) is the Department of Education's primary database on public elementary and secondary education in the United States. CCD is a comprehensive, annual, national statistical database of all public elementary and secondary schools and school districts, which contains data that are designed to be comparable across all states. CCD contains three categories of information: general descriptive information on schools and school districts; data on students and staff; and fiscal data. The general descriptive information includes name, address, phone number, and type of locale; the data on students and staff include selected demographic characteristics; and the fiscal data cover revenues and current expenditures. CCD is made up of a set of five surveys sent to state education departments. Most of the data are obtained from administrative records maintained by the state education agencies (SEAs). Statistical information is collected annually from public elementary and secondary schools (approximately 94,000) public school districts (approximately 17,000) and the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Schools, and the outlying areas. The SEAs compile CCD requested data into prescribed formats and transmit the information to NCES. The five components of CCD series are public school universe, local education agency (school district) universe, state aggregate nonfiscal data, state aggregate fiscal data and school district fiscal data.

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