•   over 5 years ago

2012 SPPA data files

The NEA website provides two data files, 2012 SPPA and New 1982-2012 combined data file. One of the judging criteria states, "Does the application use the required 2012 SPPA?"

What does "2012 SPPA" refer too? Are we required to merge both file or select one or the other? Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Moderator   •   over 5 years ago


    Thanks for the great clarifying question. You may feel free to use either the 2012 dataset or the 1982-2012 combined file for the contest. You'll find that the 1982-2012 file contains the subset of the questions from the full 2012 file that match up with questions that were asked in previous years. The new questions on the 2012 survey are generally not included in the combined file.

    Thanks again, and feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions.


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