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Evaluation of April 1, 2000 School District Population Estimates Based on the Synthetic Ratio Method (Working Paper No. 74)

Figure 6. Mean Absolute Percent Errors (MAPE) for the April 1, 2000 Estimates of the School-Age Population in School Districts Compared with the Census 2000 Enumerated Population by School District Size in Census 2000

School District Size Mean Absolute Percent Error
Unweighted MAPE Weighted MAPE
Under 5,000 16.2 13.3
5,000 - 9,999 10.9 10.6
10,000 - 19,999 10.2 10.1
20,000 - 39,999 10.8 10.7
40,000 or more 10.0 8.3

MAPE - Mean Absolute Percent Error

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