2018 - Latest

Product Bulletin for Customers Purchasing GreatSchools® Ratings

Product type
Data
Portfolio
Enrich
Product family
Enrich Boundaries > Community Boundaries
Product
Context > GreatSchools® Ratings
Version
Latest
Language
English
Product name
Context GreatSchools
Title
Product Bulletin for Customers Purchasing GreatSchools® Ratings
Copyright
2024
First publish date
2017
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2024-06-04
ft:lastPublication
2024-06-04T17:09:49.010272

November 2018

The scale tag in the gs-test-feed XML files now allows zero length.

September 2018

Specific GreatSchools IDs have changed as a result of changes to GreatSchools' data storage procedures.

Users will notice some changes to the IDs included in the gs-test-feed and gs-test-result-feed files. GreatSchools is providing crosswalk files (text files) to assist with making any transitions. The specific IDs that will need to transition are the breakdown_id, proficiency_id, and test_id.

Additional changes by GreatSchools in the September 2018 feeds include:

  • Values under the Scale data type will be listed as % level 3, level 4, level 5 instead of % level 3, 4, or 5
  • GreatSchools is no longer reporting level-code-name data (e, m, h). GreatSchools will now only provide specific grades under the grade-name data type.
  • GreatSchools completed a general cleanup of the breakdown-names values (e.g., AllAll Students and MultiracialTwo or more races)
  • GreatSchools removed some breakdowns that do not appear on their website (e.g., Migrant)
  • Some preschools with test data were incorrectly being included in the GreatSchools feeds. They have been removed.

August 2018

Starting in September, some GreatSchools IDs will change as the result of changes GreatSchools is making to its data storage procedures. The following feeds will be affected:

  • gs-test-feed
  • gs-test-results-feed

The IDs that will change are:

  • breakdown_id
  • proficiency_id
  • test_id

GreatSchools will provide crosswalk files to enable users to link old IDs to new IDs.