Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Welcome to MCPP's Trends, Graphs, Data tool where you can do your own research based on information gathered from government agencies. The education-related data came from annual reports from the State Superintendent of Education. (These reports can be found on the website of the State Department of Education; see link at bottom of this page.)MCPP performed some calculations to provide totals or averages that were not presented as such in the Superintendent's Reports.

To create your own trend graph:

1) Choose the appropriate tab for the information you seek - State, District, or School
2) Choose a Category such as Expenditures per Student or Avg Teacher Salaries.
3) Choose athe timespan FROM and TO years. Mostcategories in the Districtlistgo back to school year 1992-93, which is identified as 1993 in the "From" and "To" list. Most items in the School list go back only to 2002-03, which is identified as 2003.
4) Choose one or moreDistricts or Schools. These are arranged by County, in alphabetical order of the county; then, within each county, the districts are arranged alphabetically; within each district, the schools are arranged alphabetically.
5)Click SUBMIT to create your graph

For categories that are presented in dollar amounts, you may choose the "Yes" button for "Adjust for Inflation," which will adjust the dollar amounts to the latest annual inflation adjustment in the consumer price index.

To change your category or timespan selections: After creating your graph, you can edit only the selections you wish to change. For example, if you are comparing specific districts or schools, you don't have to re-select them for each new category on which you wish to compare them; you can simply change the category or the timespan, then click SUBMIT.

To change your district or school selections: If you wish to "de-select" one of the districts or schools you have chosen and leave the rest of them in your graph or rankings table, hold the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and click on the district or school you no longer wish to display. If you wish to add another district or school, hold the "Ctrl" key as you click on your new choice. In either case, click SUBMIT after you've made your choices.

To use the graph in your own document: After you create your graph, you can right-click on it and select "Copy," then paste it in your own document. Or, you can right-click on it and select "Save Picture As..." to save it on your computer for later use.

To e-mail the graph to someone:
.After you create your graph, choose "E-mail Results" and enter the requested information. The recipient of your e-mail will receive a link they can click on to see the graph you created.

To print your graph: Click the "Printer Friendly" button below the graph, or simply click the "Print" button on your browser. This will NOT open a new window, but it will send to your printer a "printer-friendly" copy of the page you created.

Source of data: Education data found on this site came primarily from the annual Superintendent's Report published by the State Department ofEducation. You can find these reports at http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/public.htm. MCPP performed some calculations to provide totals or averages that were not presented as such in the Superintendent's Reports.

Go to Rankings
Choose a Category
Adjust for Inflation? Yes No
Choose Districts:

Select All

To choose more than one, hold down the Control(CTRL) key as you click on your choices.

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