New Mexico Achievement Gap Research Alliance: Data Inventory Overview

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Author: Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest

Price: Available free online
• Published: 2014    • 13 pages   

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To help researchers locate, access, and evaluate the data they need, the REL Southwest created data inventories for six of its research alliances. The New Mexico Achievement Gap Data Inventory, developed by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest, identifies data available at the federal, state, and local levels to support research on reducing achievement gaps among New Mexico’s American Indian and Hispanic students.

This document provides an overview of the New Mexico Achievement Gap Data Inventory, which is in a separate Excel spreadsheet available upon request. The data inventory includes information about data collected and maintained by the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED), the New Mexico Higher Education Department, the U.S. Department of Education, and other organizations. Data elements included in the inventory focus on students from prekindergarten through high school as well as their postsecondary outcomes, with a particular interest in American Indian and Hispanic populations. The data inventory is tailored to the needs of the New Mexico Achievement Gap Research Alliance.