CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS 
OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT 
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

STANDARDS PROGRAM
PLANNING - 01
87-01-01 Standard for Planning Statistical Surveys 

1

87-01-02 Standard for Independent Evaluation of Surveys

2

RFP DEVELOPMENT/CONTRACT MONITORING - 02
87-02-01 Standard for RFP Development for Surveys  

5

87-02-02 Standard for Monitoring Survey Contracts

6

87-02-03 Standard for Maintaining Contract Files

8

IMPLEMENTATION/DATA COLLECTION/PROCESSING - 03
87-03-01 Standard for Testing Data Collection Instruments

9

87-03-02 Standard for Educational Tests

11

87-03-03 Standard for Minimizing Survey Nonresponse

14

87-03-04 Standard for Benchmarks for Data Collection and Analysis  15
87-03-05 Standard for Codes, Abbreviations and Acronyms 19
87-03-06 Standard for Rounding 21
87-03-07 Standard for Data Tape Presentation 22
RELEASE/PUBLICATION OF DATA - 04
87-04-01 Standard for Survey Documentation

24

87-04-02 Standard for Technical Documentation in Data Releases

27

87-04-03 Standard for Maintaining Confidentiality

29

87-04-04 Standard for Tabular Presentation 30
87-04-05 Standard for Dissemination of Survey Data and Results  32
87-04-06 Standard for Timely Processing and Release of Data and Data Tapes 34
SAMPLING AND NON-SAMPLING ERROR - 05
87-05-01 Standard for Treatment of Item Nonresponse 

35

87-05-02 Standard for Estimating Sampling Error

37

CES LEGISLATION
GEPA, Section 406 
GEPA, Section 405 
Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act
PUBLICATION POLICY
CES Publication Clearance Procedures 
OTHER
OERI External Advice and Peer Review Policy