SUPPORTING STATEMENT B
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Census Bureau
School District Review Program (SDRP)
OMB Control No. 0607-0987
B. Collections of Information Employing Statistical Methods
The SDRP invites state education officials from the 50 states and the District of Columbia to provide school district boundary and attribute updates to support poverty and Title I estimates. There are no statistical methods involved in the collection of this information.
The potential respondent universe for SDRP is one state education official from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for a total universe of 51 potential respondents. The table below shows the response rate for the past 3 SDRP cycles.
SDRP cycle year
Total number of responses
If the SDRP team has not heard from the appointed state official within about one month of the submission due date, email reminders are sent to the participant. The SDRP team also attempts to reach the participant by phone if we do not receive a response to the email.
Describe the procedures for the collection of information including:
Statistical methodology for stratification and sample selection,
Degree of accuracy needed for the purpose described in the justification,
Unusual problems requiring specialized sampling procedures, and
Any use of periodic (less frequent than annual) data collection cycles to reduce burden.
Statistical methodology for stratification and sample selection is not applicable,
Estimation procedure is not applicable,
Degree of accuracy needed for the purpose described in the justification is not applicable,
Unusual problems requiring specialized sampling procedures is not applicable, and
Any use of periodic (less frequent than annual) data collection cycles to reduce burden is not applicable.
The SDRP has been conducted previously and is planned to continue for the foreseeable future. The only significant changes to current procedures are the removal of a data disc and the installation disc (paper participant materials). These participant materials will now be provided digitally.
Methods to maximize response rates and to deal with issues of non-response:
The SDRP collection is designed to make updates for participants easy by providing free custom mapping software to participants. The SDRP team also provides a webinar at the beginning of the collection period to discuss the purpose of the program, the response procedures, and to answer questions. The SDRP team reaches out to new participants to help them get started and address any questions. The SDRP team also sends email reminders followed by phone calls at the end of the submission period to remind participants to respond and help with any issues that the participants may have. The SDRP team is available to assist participants with procedural and technical questions.
Practical utility for the collection:
school district information obtained through this program will assist
in forming the Census Bureau’s estimates of the number of
children age five through seventeen, of families in poverty, for each
school district. State officials will provide the Census Bureau with
updates and corrections to the Federal School District Local
Education Agency identification numbers, school district boundaries,
school names, grade ranges, and levels for which each school district
is financially responsible. These Census Bureau estimates are the
basis of the Title I allocation for each school district. The SDRP is
of vital importance for each state’s allocation under Title I
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by Every
Student Succeeds Act of 2015, Public Law
114– 95. The U.S. Department of Education uses these estimates to allocate more than $14 billion in Title I funding annually.
The SDRP does not conduct a test phase or test sampling.
The SDRP Collection is performed by the Spatial Data Collection and Products Branch, Geography Division at the Census Bureau.
Project Lead: Lauren Kirsch 301-763-1083
Branch Chief: Ryan Short 301-763-9047
|Author||Mary Reuling Lenaiyasa (CENSUS/PCO FED)|