2019 National Center for Education Statistics ID Report

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The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics creates unique identification numbers (NCES IDs) for every school in order to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive account of schools in the nation. When NCES IDs change over time, it can be difficult to determine what caused the NCES ID to change, such as a school in question closing or new schools opening.

The National Alliance reviewed charter school data from the past 15 years and recorded more than 500 instances of NCES IDs changing. This report analyzes the reasons for the changes.

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