Administrative Data Sets

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Catalog of Administrative Data Sets

Administrative data are information collected, used, and stored primarily for administrative (i.e., operational), rather than research, purposes. These data can be an excellent source of information for use in research and impact evaluation. Specific requirements and processes for obtaining data vary by data source. To assist researchers in screening potential data sources, J-PAL North America has cataloged a number of key US data sets. The catalog documents procedures on how to access data based on information provided by the originating agencies.

All of J-PAL North America's current resources related to administrative data can be found here

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DC Public Schools (DCPS)

Student-level data collected by DCPS including grades and attendance data. 


Florida Department of Education Bureau of Accountability Reporting, PK-20 Education Data Warehouse (EDW)

Individual student level data on Florida public school students, including course, enrollment and test data, and post-education outcome data.

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Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), Research & Analysis Unit, Illinois State Police (ISP)

Individual-level data on the arrest cycle, including misdemeanors and subsequent formal events in the criminal justice system, since the 1960s.


Illinois Department of Public Health

Patient encounter data on health care utilization and cost in all acute care hospitals, specialty hospitals, and ambulatory surgical clinics in Illinois.

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Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)

Information collected from individuals, employers, and workforce service providers in the course of administering unemployment insurance programs and benefits in the state of Illinois.


LAUSD Office of Data and Accountability, Research and Reporting Branch

Student- and staff-level information collected by LAUSD, including standardized test scores, English Language Development level, school and classroom placement, and course enrollment.

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Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR), The Jacob France Institute (JFI) at the University of Baltimore

Quarterly wage data of employees, collected by employers and submitted to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.


Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Office of Planning and Research (OPR)

Currently collected to ensure compliance with state and federal education laws, DESE maintains a variety of student-level data sets including information on all students receiving public funds for elementary and secondary education in the state of Massachusetts. Data include student academic performance including standardized tests scores, English proficiency, behavioral records, attendance, and post-graduation plans, among a variety of additional information regarding both public school students and teachers.


Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), Registry of Vital Records and Statistics (RVRS)

Individual-level data from birth and death certificates in Massachusetts.


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of Information Products and Data Analytics (OIPDA)

Enrollment and claims data for persons enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in all fifty states and DC. States submit data to CMS via the Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS), but these data are difficult to use for research because they contain a mixture of time periods. Therefore, from the MSIS data, CMS derives the MAX files—organized by calendar year and comprised of both fee-for-service and managed care claims data.