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Education Data and Indicators

DataHaven hosts education and early childhood indicators at http://ctdatahaven.org/dbt/indicators.php?topic=4. You may also visit the DataHaven portal on the Connecticut Data Collaborative website at http://ctdata.org/, where additional data is available for download. As we are developing new systems for visualizing this information, not all of our data sets have been uploaded here. Please contact us directly if you can't find what you need.

For the most recent general socioeconomic profile data on Connecticut towns and counties, please visit our page on Demographics. We have links here to the most recent profiles published by the Census Bureau.

Data Sources

Statewide and National

1. Connecticut State Department of Education Research Reports (CEDAR): http://sdeportal.ct.gov/Cedar/WEB/ResearchandReports/ResearchReports.aspx

2. Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Center: Tracking the status of children in the United States http://datacenter.kidscount.org/

3. U.S. Department of Education Elementary/Secondary Information System (ELSI) http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/elsi/ The Elementary/Secondary Information System (ELSi) is an National Center for Education Statistics web application that allows users to quickly view public and private school data and create custom tables and charts using data from the Common Core of Data (CCD) and Private School Survey (PSS).

4. Federal Education Budget Project at New America Foundation: http://febp.newamerica.net/ FEBP is a non-partisan, authoritative source of information on federal education funding for policymakers, the media, and the public.

5. College Completion Agenda (College Board): http://completionagenda.collegeboard.org/ Data-backed recommendations on how to improve the educational attainment of U.S. adults. 2011 report contains state-by-state rankings on numerous topics ranging from early childhood education to college graduation rates.

6. College Completion Data Website: Who Graduates, Who Doesn't, and Why it Matters (Chronicle of Higher Education): http://collegecompletion.chronicle.com/ Excellent website with data on every major college and university, with easy systems to download data and compare similar institutions.

7. State of Connecticut Licensing Rosters: Download addresses of licensed child day care centers, family day care homes, and youth camps https://www.elicense.ct.gov/Lookup/GenerateRoster.aspx

8. State of Connecticut Board of Regents: New Data on College Completion Rates, Pathways of CT High School Students (2011) http://www.ct.edu/newsroom/new_data_on_college_completion_rates_pathways_of_ct_high_school_students - The P-20 Council, the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR) and the State Department of Education (SDE) today released a new report providing an overview of college degree and certificate completions by the state’s public high school students. Through an analysis of data from the National Student Clearinghouse, the report examines the educational pathways Connecticut public school students took after graduating from high school in 2004. The National Student Clearinghouse data report is also posted on DataHaven.

District-Specific

1. New Haven: School Reform in New Haven has links to data sources relevant to the New Haven Public Schools.

Other Education Data Resources

1. Data Quality Campaign: The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) is a national, collaborative effort to encourage and support state policymakers to improve the availability and use of high-quality education data to improve student achievement. The campaign will provide tools and resources that will help states implement and use longitudinal data systems, while providing a national forum for reducing duplication of effort and promoting greater coordination and consensus among the organizations focused on improving data quality, access and use. http://dataqualitycampaign.org/

National Examples of Data Use

1. Boston Public High School Graduates Struggle To Finish College (Diverse Education, February 19, 2009): Article on low educational completion rates of urban public school graduates, particularly of black and Hispanic students. For example, of the 1,472 Black students who earned a high school diploma from the Boston Public Schools in 2000, only 249 of those students received a college degree by the spring of 2007. Similarly, only 74 of the 581 Hispanic high school graduates earned a college degree during that same time period. http://diverseeducation.com/article/12302/

2. Quality Schools and Healthy Neighborhoods (Urban Institute, Brookings Institution, DC Schools, 2008) http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/411769_quality_schools.pdf The research of the Quality Schools and Healthy Neighborhoods study team is intended to help the District of Columbia create a firm analytical basis for planning for quality schools to meet the needs of the city’s families. It is also intended to highlight the relationship between quality schools and neighborhoods. This research provides a baseline for assessing change in the District’s public schools. The research and analysis from this report were the basis for the findings and policy recommendations of an accompanying policy report entitled: Quality Schools, Healthy Neighborhoods and the Future of DC.

3. DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative: Needs Assessment and Segmentation Analysis (Urban Institute, DC Promise Neighborhoods 2011) http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/412484-DC-Promise-Neighborhood-Initiative.pdf

More Information

Our main Knowledge Center page about education in Connecticut may be found here.