The NRC-CWDT created a toolkit to help you understand and work with the composite measures for Round Two of the CFSRs. The 2006 State Data Profile Toolkit contains a general overview of the CFSR initiative, an introduction to the data used in the CFSRs, a detailed explanation of the State Data Profile, and a guide to looking at what’s behind the numbers. Additionally it contains a Quick Reference Guide to the CFSR State Data Profile Elements, a CFSR Glossary, a generic discussion of composite measures and weighted components, as well as other useful documents and tools.
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Section 1: Training Curriculum
Chapter 1: The CFSR Process PDF
Chapter 2: Sources of the Data PDF
Chapter 3: Introduction to the State Data Profile PDF
Chapter 4: Reading and Interpreting the State Data Profile PDF
Section 2: Sample State Data Profile for the “State of Y” PDF
Section 3: Independent Exercise on the State Data Profile PDF
Section 4: Quick Reference Guide to the CFSR State Data Profile Elements – Coming Soon!
Section 5: CFSR Glossary of Terms PDF
Section 6: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) PDF
Section 8: Discussion of Principal Components Analysis, Weighted Measures, and Composite Measures PDF
Section 9: Table of CFSR Data Indicators
Section 10: Data Tools
For data tools provided by the Children’s Bureau, including the Data Composites Syntax, Computational Spreadsheet, Data Indicators and Composite Weights, please click here.