2021 - 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
ft:lastEdition
2024-06-04
ft:lastPublication
2024-06-04T17:09:49.010272

December 2021

For the December 2021 release, Precisely added the following metrics to the GreatSchools product:

  • School counts per state (from GreatSchools)
  • Additions
  • Deletions
  • Changes
  • Other statistics for each *.zip file
Note: Beginning with the January 2022 release, GreatSchools will no longer provide a read-me file/release notes in PDF format. Instead, GreatSchools will provide the information that was contained in this document online, at https://www.greatschools.org/gk/licensing/greatschools-data-feeds-release-notes. Any changes to the URL will be communicated in advance by GreatSchools.

November 2021

The new-test-subgroup file from GreatSchools was added in this release. This feed contains subgroup results from state exams and is different from the new-test feed, which shows percentage results at each proficiency level for all students, as opposed to subgroups of students.

Starting with the December 2021 release, Precisely will include a metrics file consisting of GreatSchools' school counts per state, along with adds, deletes, changes, and statistics for each *.zip file.

October 2021

Beginning with the November 2021 release, Precisely will add a compressed file from GreatSchools named new-test-subgroup. This feed contains subgroup results from state exams (such as the percentage of low-income students performing at each proficiency level). This feed is different from the current new-test feed, which shows percentage results at each proficiency level for all students.

September 2021

No major changes were reported by GreatSchools.

August 2021

No major changes were reported by GreatSchools.

July 2021

No major changes were reported by GreatSchools.

June 2021

GreatSchools implemented the value N/A in the county field to indicate records for which their Google validation did not return a county value.

May 2021

Starting in June 2021, GreatSchools will include a value of N/A in the county field to indicate records for which their Google validation did not return a county value.

April 2021

GreatSchools confirmed that the Data Excellence file is out-of-date and will no longer be maintained. We have removed from this release. No other major updates were reported by GreatSchools.

March 2021

In this release, GreatSchools returned the FIPS county code (fipscounty) to the product.

February 2021

In this month's release, GreatSchools removed the following data types from files:

  • Subtype (subtype)
  • District spending (district-spending)
Note: The FIPS county code (fipscounty) will remain as an empty field for this release. In the March 2021 release and moving forward, the FIPS county code field will again be populated by GreatSchools.

January 2021

GreatSchools will remove the following data types from files in the February 2021 release:

  • Subtype (subtype) - school subtype data has very low coverage and is no longer being collected or maintained. It will be removed from the database and feeds because it is likely to be outdated/inaccurate.
  • FIPS county code (fipscounty) - data type will be removed; discontinued by the Secretary of Commerce.
  • District spending (district-spending) - this data type has existed in GreatSchools' data feeds for sometime, although it is inactive. It will be eliminated from feeds altogether.