School Characteristics - SEDA

The Future of Families Stanford Educational Data Archive Restricted Use Data Appendage contains district level data on schools attended by focal children at the Year 9 and Year 15 follow-up interviews. All data on districts in the appendage was obtained from the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA; The data contained in this archive describe 1) average test scores (on state standardized tests) for nearly all school districts in the United States; 2) academic achievement gaps between whites and blacks and whites and Hispanics for the majority of ethnic minority students in the United States; and 3) socioeconomic, demographic and segregation characteristics of these districts. The raw test score data come from the EdFacts data system at the U.S. Department of Education, which collects aggregated test score data from each state’s standardized testing program. No individual student-level data is included in the raw data. The EdFacts data includes aggregated data based on over 200 million standardized tests in English/Language Arts (ELA) and Math taken by students in grades 3-8 from the 2008-2009 to 2012-2013 school years.

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