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 12. Mean Absolute Percent Errors (MAPE) for the April 1, 2000 Estimates of the Total 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 14.6 9.5
Secondary School District 7.2 6.5
Unified School District 7.8 6.5
Area Outside of School Districts 35.9 1.3

MAPE - Mean Absolute Percent Error

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