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Elementary and Secondary General Information System (ELSEGIS): Public School District Universe Data, 1978-1979 (ICPSR 2130) RSS

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Summary:

This dataset contains records for each public elementary and secondary school in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands) in fall 1978. The project permits the educational community to draw statistically valid samples from which state or national estimates can be made and also provides a mailing list of school systems. Significant variables include name, address, county, grade span, size of system, number of schools, and Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) designation.

Series: Elementary & Secondary Education General Information Survey (ELSEGIS) Series

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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY GENERAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (ELSEGIS): PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT UNIVERSE DATA, 1978-1979. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1979. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02130.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   educational system, elementary schools, high schools, junior high schools, middle schools, public schools, school districts, school enrollments, students, teachers

Geographic Coverage:   American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Puerto Rico, United States, Virgin Islands of the United States, Global

Date of Collection:  

  • 1978--1979

Universe:   All public elementary and secondary education agencies in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and United States territories (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands) during 1978-1979.

Data Types:   census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook and data collection instrument are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Methodology

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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