PDC19: Accessing and Exploring NCES Data

PDC19: Accessing and Exploring NCES Data

Instructors:

  • Stephen Quin Cornman, U.S. Department of Education
  • Emmanuel Sikali, U.S. Department of Education
  • Andrew A. White, National Center for Education Statistics
  • Gigi Jones, U.S. Department of Education
  • Douglas E. Geverdt, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Sarah Kathryn Grady, National Center for Education Statistics
  • Stephanie R. Miller, National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has several state-of-the-art data tools that allow users to easily access and analyze data. This course provides participants with a comprehensive overview of those tools to access data sets. Participants will learn how to access public-use and restricted-use data sets, create reports and data tables, find published reports, and conduct analyses in selected statistical tools. NCES offers a large variety of national, state, local, school, and student data sets including assessment data, cross-sectional data, survey data, and administrative records. Participants will understand which data sets cover their educational topic of interest. The course is designed for graduate students, faculty members, researchers, and other users with an interest in using NCES data for their research studies, evaluations, and data projects. Participants are not required to have any pre-requisite skills to attend, and should bring their personal laptops for interactive, in-class activities. Each participant will receive an Accessing and Exploring NCES Data "cookbook" that provides comprehensive instruction and screen shots explaining how to navigate six NCES data tools and one distance learning module.

Course No. 257-2017
 

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VRLC Course
Recorded 08/08/2017
Recorded 08/08/2017