CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS
OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


                             
SUBJECT:   STANDARD FOR DISSEMINATION OF SURVEY DATA AND RESULTS          
                             
EFFECTIVE DATE: 02/09/87   CES STANDARD 87-04-05
                             
PURPOSE: To ensure that the public have the data and results of CES surveys in a predictable and timely fashion.
                             
  o Planning for dissemination of results of a survey must be done concurrently with planning for the survey itself, i.e., in the beginning.    
                             
  o Major findings from recurrent and annual data collection efforts will be published on a fixed schedule so that the public will know when to expect these data series from year to year.
                             
  o Publications, data tapes and analyses must be ready for distribution on planned dates.        
                             
  o The shortest practical interval should exist between the date or period to which the data refer and the date when a clean date tape is completed. A clean data tape should be ready within 6 months
    of completion of data collection.            
                             
  o Project Officers are encouraged to prepare articles for journals and to make presentations at professional meetings.  
                             
  o Publications and data tapes released by CES will be 100% accurate in terms of consistency with master data files and internal consistency (e.g. columns and rows total) . Appropriate technical documentation, consistent with CES Standard for Technical Documentation in Data Releases will be followed.
                             
RELATED STANDARDS:                      
                             
  o CES Standard for Technical Documentation in Data Releases, 87-04-02      
  o Standard for Timely, Processing and Release of Data and Data Tapes, 87-04-06
  o OERI Publication Policy 
o CES Publication Policy
                   
                             
RELATED CHECKLISTS, FORMS AND DOCUMENTS: