School Test Scores
|Source||collected from state education departments by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution|
|File Size||220 MB|
|Dates Covered||2003-2011 (not all states have data every year)|
You can download the data for free; the AJC has included a data use agreement which outlines how you can use the data. Please read all the documentation. You can also download a tip sheet the AJC created to help you with your reporting.
IMPORTANT: If you wish to use the data you must adhere to the guidelines set forth in the AJC data use agreement, included in the download. Notably, any reference to the data in your story must site the source of the data as “Data collected from state education departments by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.”
The AJC team has also made available the analysis fields they created to flag cohorts of particular interest. Those fields are not included in this download; if you’re interested in getting the data with these fields (to be used as a reporting tool only), please call the Database Library at (573) 884-7711 or (573) 882-1982 or email email@example.com.
Record layouts and samples of this database
|Tipsheet: Reporting on Cheating (Reporting on Cheating.doc)||31.5 KB|
|Main documentation (Readme.txt)||2.1 KB|
|Sample Data (test_sample.xls)||3.8 MB|