Field Experience,To document the diversity in your field placement school, you need to collect the demographic information that is available through the National Center for Educational Statistics. To locate this information: 1. Go to the National Center

To ensure that NSU candidates experience working with P-12 students from diverse backgrounds (e.g., ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionalities, languages, religion, sexual orientation, etc.) programs must systematically track information on placements in clinical and field experiences. NSU candidates, who are already employed in schools, can complete field experiences in their own schools as long as the P-12 students in the classroom represent diverse populations—and the instructor allows this.

To document the diversity in your field placement school, you need to collect the demographic information that is available through the National Center for Educational Statistics. To locate this information:

1. Go to the National Center for Educational Statistics at http://nces.ed.gov/globallocator/.
2. Type in the information for your school. In this example, we will look for information on MAST Academy in Miami-Dade County.
a. Enter Florida for state.
b. Enter MAST Academy for name.
c. Click Search.
3. MAST Academy will appear as the first public school in the results. Click on the link to your school’s name.
4. At the top of the page for MAST Academy page, click on the link for More Information. 
5. Look at the information for Enrollment Characteristics:
a. Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
b. Enrollment by Gender
c. Free lunch eligible (at the bottom-left of the page)
d. Reduced-price lunch eligible (at the bottom-right of the page)
6. Submit the following information for your school to your Instructor. This example has been completed for MAST Academy in Miami-Dade County (Florida). (REMINDER: Click on More Information at the top of the screen.)
Example:

Enrollment Demographics
Characteristic
Number in School / Type
Name of school
MAST Academy
State of school
Florida
County of school
Miami-Dade
Grades
7-12
Enrollment
Total students
1142
Type of School
Locale (e.g., suburb; large)
Suburb, large
Magnet school
yes
Title I School
no
Race/Ethnicity
American Indian / Alaskan
1
Asian 
32
Pacific Islander
0
Black, non-Hispanic
42
Hispanic
755
White, non-Hispanic
307
Two or more races
5
Gender
Male
555
Female
587
Socio-Economic Status
Students qualifying for free lunch
206
Students qualifying for reduced lunch
44

(Source: CCD Public school data 2015-2016, 2017-2018 school years)
The directory information for the school comes from the 2017-2018 school year data. The enrollment count comes from the 2015-2016 school year data.

 

Updated 7/30/18 DF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Template for Field Placement Site Demographics

Enrollment Demographics
Characteristic
Number in School / Type
Name of school

State of school

County of school

Grades

Enrollment
Total students

Type of School
Locale (e.g., suburb; large)

Magnet school

Title I School

Race/Ethnicity
American Indian / Alaskan

Asian

Pacific Islander

Black, non-Hispanic

Hispanic

White, non-Hispanic

Two or more races

Gender
Male

Female

Socio-Economic Status
Students qualifying for free lunch

Students qualifying for reduced lunch

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