U.S. Department of Commerce

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

Figure 11. 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 Type

School District Type Mean Absolute Percent Error
Unweighted MAPE Weighted MAPE
Elementary School District 18.8 13.8
Secondary School District 19.6 16.1
Unified School District 11.3 8.8
Area Outside of School Districts 30.0 40.2

MAPE - Mean Absolute Percent Error

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