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Currently we offer two half-day workshops on “Demographic Analyses for School Districts” aimed at administrative personnel who wish to conduct their own analyses and enrollment forecasts.

Enrollment Forecasting Workshop: Pragmatic training
 

  • Current demographic trends (in the client's school district, county, and state)
  • Enrollment forecasting tools:
    • Standard demographic methods of enrollment forecasting
    • Estimating kindergarten enrollments
    • Accounting for student turnover, migration, and neighborhood life cycles
    • Birth trends
  • Data sources and web sites
  • Interesting ways to present enrollment forecasts to your Board and the public

GIS Workshop: Live demonstration of how computer mapping can be used for school     analyses

 
  • What can be done with your data
    • Pin-map students electronically and make maps by school attended, grade level, ethnicity, language proficiency, test scores, programs
    • Study inter- and intra-district transfer patterns
    • Realign attendance boundaries
    • Select new school sites: help identify schools for possible closure
  • Data available from the Census and how to map it (demonstrated using data from school district or county); demonstration of Census data downloads
    • Private school enrollment rates
    • Socioeconomic variables
    • Language proficiency
  • GIS operational basics
    • Geographic layers and sources
    • Data layers and sources
    • Aggregating and combining features
    • Splitting layers
    • Creating customized geographic and data layers
    • Software operations


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