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Welcome to the EDE Frequently asked questions (FAQs) here you will find ...

For school years 2022-2023 and beyond, the data collection period has changed for identifying title I schools. States now report this data to the Federal Government in winter of the year following the relevant school year. In other words, for school year 2022-2023, the Department of Education does not receive the data until February 2024. Once the Department receives the data, the Department has a fairly lengthy data review process before the data can be posted. Currently, the data is scheduled to be released early fall, although given the interest in this data, the Department may be able to expedite the release and post it during the summer.

EDE currently provides graduation rate data for all students and many subgroups at the SEA and LEA levels.  Graduation rate data can be found in both the dashboard and data download tool sections of the site, see Graduation Rate Map and SY2122 Graduation Rate Download, respectively.

Data related to the Four Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) are collected in File Specifications / Data Groups FS150/DG695 (graduation rate) and FS151/DG696 (cohort count) and are associated with the Title I Part A section of EDE. 

Once you have used the filters on the download tool to get the dataset that you need (See FAQ “how do I build the dataset I need?), you can download and open the data in three easy steps.  (Please check the number of records before you begin to download as it is not recommended to download more than 250,000 records at a time)

1. Scroll either to the top or to the bottom of the preview of your data set, and select the ‘download data’ button

2. You have the option to download the CSV or Data Notes.  We recommend that you download both -- but you need to do it one at a time. 

After you select the file, you will see a bar near the top of your screen that says "EXPORTING DATA..."  Depending on the size of the file you are loading, this could take seconds to 30 minutes or more. 

A drop down menu with two options: CSV or Data Notes


3. The csv files should be available in your 'downloads' folder.  If you want to use the files in excel, we recommend that you open a new workbook in excel, go to the "Data" tab on the menu bar, choose "From Text/CSV", select the csv you just downloaded, click "Import", select "Transform Data" at bottom right of screen, click the X next to Changed Type under Query Settings on the right ('Changed Type will disappear), and then click "Close and Load".  This will ensure that leading zeros on NCES LEA ID will not be dropped.


Select Data button on top first and then 'from text/CSV' 2nd