Methodology on Our Educational Opportunity Project: About the Data and Our Analysis

LaFleur, Jennifer
June 2011
Pro Publica;6/26/2011, p6
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The article focuses on the methodology used by ProPublica for tracking data and doing analysis of advanced classes and special programs in the U.S. public schools, as part of its Educational Opportunity Project. It states that ProPublica tracked data from the Civil Rights Data Set, released by the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. It mentions that ProPublica collected data from schools with at least 3,000 students, and analyzed them using the statistical tool, linear regression.


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