Missouri Community College Service Areas

This layer displays the service areas for the various community colleges in the state of Missouri. Unlike in some states, Missouri’s community colleges are not a “system” with a centralized administration under one governing body. Instead, they are 12 separate and independent local colleges, with a history of working together to meet both state and local needs. As local entities, each college’s academic and workforce training programs mirror the local economy by design. Their service regions cover the entire state, allowing them to serve every Missourian and every Missouri business.

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Educational Attainment, Disparity Index Score

Layer displays information about racial disparity of educational attainment using data from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The Index of Disparity (ID) is used to show the magnitude of variation in indicator percentages across population groups. In this case, the index measures the difference in the percentage of the population with less than a high school diploma across four racial and ethnic groups.

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Opportunity Index Score

The Opportunity Index is a composite measure that draws upon important economic, educational, health, and community-related indicators of opportunity. The Index was launched in 2011 and has since been updated regularly. It provides insight into the multidimensional nature of opportunity in the United States. The indicators are broken down geographically to measure opportunity for individual states and counties, as well as aid policymakers and other stakeholders as they work to increase opportunity in our nation

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Chronic Absenteeism by School District, 2015-16

This layer displays information about chronic absenteeism from the U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). According to the CRDC, a chronically absent studentis a student who is absent 15 or more school days during the school year. A student is absent if he or she is not physically on school grounds and is not participating in instruction or instruction-related activities at an approved off-grounds location for at least half the school day.Each day that a student is absent for 50 percent or more of the school day should be counted. Any day that a student is absent for less than 50 percent of the school day should not be counted. The number of absences is based on the totalnumber of school days absent. Chronically absent students include students who areabsent for any reason (e.g., illness, suspension, the need to care for a family member), regardless of whether absences areexcused or unexcused.

School-district data are aggreagted from school-level records. Calculated percentages only reflect chronic absenteeism among schools within the district with valid (unsupressed) data. For more information, please see the definitions for Chronic Student Absenteeism from the CRDC Survey.

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