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Race/Ethnicity/Gender Tables: Going Forward

Presented by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (formerly SRS) at the Committee on Equal Opportunity in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) on February 20, 2009

What Users Said How NCSES Will Address
Important to show small counts of underrepresented minorities Protect confidentiality by aggregating small fields rather than by suppressing small cells
Zeroes are important; need to display zeroes Display zeroes
Not useful if aggregate into underrepresented minorities Report all underrepresented minority groups separately
Lose data/ability to follow trends if aggregate years Report data for single years
Field aggregation must be meaningful; CIP a possibility for this purpose Use CIP to inform aggregation of small fields
Not making full use of data if include multi-racial in Other category Report separately those reporting more than one race

CIP = Classification of Instructional Programs

Last Updated: March 09, 2011

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