RAND offers free access to data for most of our completed surveys. To find which surveys have data files for download or via data visualization, browse our collection of surveys.
The AEP Data Portal offers free micro-level data files for many AEP surveys. Free data files include limited demographic information/school characteristics but do not include geographic identifiers. In addition, they may have suppressed items to protect participant confidentiality. The files are downloadable and accompanied by a codebook, technical documentation, and survey questionnaire.
Restricted data files that include suppressed items are available upon application and approval at a base cost of $2,000 per file, depending on the complexity of the request. The online application to request restricted data is available through the Data Portal.
Registration is required to access both free and restricted data through the AEP Data Portal.Sign up for the AEP Data Portal
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RAND has partnered with Kitamba to provide free online access to Bento, a data visualization tool for select AEP surveys. Bento allows users to filter and segment survey results by school characteristics or educator background, compare data to state and national averages, and export visualizations for reports. Free registration is required to access Bento.Learn more and access Bento
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Additionally, RAND has created interactive data tables to view results from each American School District Panel survey. Color-coded charts display survey results for respondents by district type, locale, student racial and ethnicity composition, and district poverty level.Interact with American School District Panel survey results
Which Data Tool Fits Your Needs?
|AEP Data Portal||Bento|
|Free to use||yes||yes|
|Response data shown in visualizations (charts and graphs)||no||yes|
|Datasets available for download||yes||no|
|Combine charts from multiple AEP surveys to create data stories||no||yes|
|Filter and crosstab using online data visualization platform||no||yes|
|Import data to statistical analysis platform to conduct analyses||yes||no|
|Designed for data analysts||yes||no|
|Designed for researchers||yes||yes|
|Designed for policymakers and practitioners||no||yes|
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Interested in learning more about how to access AEP data, want to learn more about restricted AEP Data Portal files, or having trouble finding something? Contact the AEP team for assistance using this form or the email address below.