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Enrollment Counts

Enrollment refers to the number of students associated with an organization. These counts are one of the primary data points by which revenue and expenditures are created, used, and understood in the education arena. Calculations of enrollment are not as straightforward as determining a headcount. Instead, organizations have a clearly defined method by which to determine these counts for reporting to local, state, and federal entities for funding and other purposes. The way in which organizations relay enrollment figures has the utmost importance to the level and access of resources available to them, and therefore the economics of education, as funding systems rely heavily on these data. This entry includes information on three of the methods by which to count students: (1) average daily attendance ...

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