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Data and Reporting

The Pennsylvania Department of Education compiles and analyzes a wide variety of data about attendance, graduation rates, schools and school districts, student progress, transportation, and other information.

PDE Data Dictionary

The PDE Data Dictionary is a complete listing of all data collections and elements included in the collection.  A login and password are not necessary to retrieve a list of collections and data.

School District Review Program

The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) sponsors the School District Review Program (SDRP), which enables the U.S. Census Bureau to create tabulations of data by school district location. The demographic data produced by the Census Bureau for NCES and related to each school district is vital for each state’s allocation under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education must report to the Census Bureau:

    • Relationships where school districts are coextensive with other legal areas, such as counties, cities, towns, and townships.
    • Updates to the Census Bureau’s representation of each school district’s boundaries against current boundaries.