Definitions

  • Units of Measure: wherever possible data will be reported in standard or consistent units
    • Rate per 1000
    • Percent
    • Percentile
    • Scale Score
  • Limitations of Data sets: Within each data set, the limitations of that data will be noted.
  • Community: For the purposes of this data base, ‘community’ will be defined by school district footprint.
  • Measures of Central Tendency:
    • Mean: is the number most often used as an average, computed by adding up all points of data in a data set and then dividing the total by the number of data points
    • Median: is the number in the middle of the data set when the numbers are arranged in order from least to greatest
    • Mode: is the number in the data set that appears most often in that set
  • Age:
    • Juvenile 0 - 17 years of age
    • Adult 18+ years of age