A brief guide to help you get started. It includes links to main education databases and other useful sources. Visit http://libguides.sjsu.edu for a more comprehensive list of resources arranged by academic disciplines for students and faculty.
This section presents data primarily concerning formal education as a whole, at various levels, and for public and private schools. Data shown relate to the school-age population and school enrollment, educational attainment, education personnel, and financial aspects of education. In addition, data are shown for charter schools, computer usage in schools, distance education, and adult education.
This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families.
Child Welfare Outcomes is a report that is published annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition to reporting on state performance in these outcome categories, the Child Welfare Outcomes Reports also include data on contextual factors and findings of analyses conducted across states.
The Common Core of Data (CCD) is a program of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics that annually collects fiscal and non-fiscal data about all public schools, public school districts and state education agencies in the United States.
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. Select Data & Tools or Fast Facts from the menu to quickly find statistic listings. NAEP Data Explorer (nationsreportcard.gov) go to Data & Tools>>Online Analysis; NAEP State Profiles, go to Data & Tools >>Comparison Tools.
The School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for school attendance areas, or school catchment areas, for selected areas in the United States.
Demographic data reported by the school districts to the CA Department of Education, includes location, legislative districts and members, school demographics, student counts, technology, alternative education enrollment, students by ethnic group, LEP students, certified anc classified staff, teaching credentials, average class size, and links to STAR test results.
DataQuest helps you find facts about California schools and districts. Statistics include: Academic Performance Index API, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), Course Enrollments, Dropouts, English Learners, staffing, special education, and more.
EdSource is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to clarify complex education issues and to promote thoughtful policy decisions about public school improvement. Click on the tab, School Data, for statistical information on education in California and links to statistics from national organizations.