Minglu Wang
Data Services Librarian
27 May 2010
Learning Tools: Class Guides: Dana Class Guides:
Data Resources for the Newark Schools Research Collaborative

National Historical Geographic Information System

"The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2000."

New Jersey GIS Sources

NJ Geographic Information Network
Contains downloadable shapefiles including New Jersey Public, Non-public, and Charter School point locations.
NJ Geospatial Forum
For future collaboration.

US Department of Education

The Nation's Report Card
IES National Center for Education Statistics
Has a Data Tool for extracting demographic, fiscal and other longitudinal education data by state, school district, and school.

Contains Survey data links for
Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program - SLDS
For organizers: Valuable resources shared through LDS share on project and data management. [http://nces.ed.gov/Programs/SLDS/LDSShare/SLDS.aspx]

For researchers: National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Information on state data access

For practitioners: What Works Clearinghouse
Information on evidenced based decision making system

State of New Jersey Department of Education

Contains data from:
  • Fall Survey Collections
  • Major DOE Reports
  • Additional DOE Reports
  • State Aid Summaries
  • Comparative Spending Guide
Also contains Survey Results from:
Data is forthcoming.

Research Data Sets in ICPSR

(Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections
List of all related data sets (accessible through ICPSR)
50-State Related Databases on the Internet
External early care related programs and statistical sources
PreK-3rd Data Resource Center
Datasets & Resource Guides (accessible through ICPSR)
NCAA Student-Athlete Experiences Data Archive
Datasets (accessible through ICPSR)
Historical Elementary and Secondary General Information System: Public School District Universe Data
Datasets (accessible through ICPSR)
National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health)
Datasets (accessible through ICPSR)
Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study: Boston, Chicago, San Antonio
Datasets (accessible through ICPSR)

Other National Research Data Sets

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY): Child Supplement
Datasets (accessible through NLS Web Investigator)
National Survey of Families and Households
Datasets (accessible through NSFH)
National Survey of Family Growth
Datasets (accessible through NSFG)
New Immigrant Survey
Datasets (accessible through NIS)

Rutgers Libraries Subject Research Guides

Education Statistics
[http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/ rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/ed/ed_stats.shtml]
Criminal Justice Statistics
including Juvenile Justice and New Jersey and New York Data
[http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/ rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/crim_just/cj_stats.shtml]
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