Spatial Interpolation of Socio-Economic Conditions for Schools
Authors: Laura Nixon
Socio-economic conditions are important predictors of school success, but data about school socio-economic conditions are difficult to collect. The U.S. Census Bureau and National Center for Education Statistics are collaborating on ways to measure socio-economic conditions for schools that rely on spatial interpolations of American Community Survey data to produce estimates at school locations. This presentation discusses the work and its potential to create neighborhood-level indicators.