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A project has been developed to advance the capabilities of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to support the dissemination of linked data from multiple surveys, multiple components within a survey, and multiple time points. An essential element of this study is the development of a software prototype system to facilitate NCES data customers' access to linked historical data (i.e., a data warehouse). Following an introduction, section 2 summarizes research in data warehousing. Section 3 documents the range of potential linkages using historical NCES survey data, describes recent linking projects, and explains the selection of data for the warehousing project. Section 4 addresses the objective of the data warehouse, explains metadata, and provides a description of the data model developed to represent multiple years of the Common Core of Data district level data set. Section 5 describes the steps and tools used in implementation of the model into a prototype warehouse, and section 6 contains conclusions based on this study. Section 7 contains selected references. Three appendixes contain supplemental information about the interviews, data imputation, and sample screens from the software. (Contains 5 tables, 3 figures, and 35 references.) (SLD)

Descriptors: Access to Information, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Metadata, Models, National Surveys

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Room 400, Washington, DC 20208-5652; Tel: 202-219-1831.

Author: Salvucci, Sameena; Wenck, Stephen; Tyson, James


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