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The Census 2000 Testing, Experimentation, and Evaluation Program was coordinated by the Planning, Research, and Evaluation Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. All post-2000 programs will be coordinated by the Decennial Management Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. The program provides comprehensive information on Census 2000 evaluations, experiments and topic reports. It is designed to inform interested parties of Census 2000 results and inform 2010 Census planning.

Census 2000 Testing, Experimentation, and Evaluation Program Summary
This summary document provides a comprehensive description of each program component, evaluation categories, and detailed descriptions of experiments and evaluations.
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Program Modifications Since September 2003
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Census 2000 Testing, Experimentation, and Evaluation Program Summary Results
This summary document provides a broad overview of the results from each evaluation category and provides highlighted results from each evaluation and experiment.

Census 2000 Testing, Experimentation, and Evaluation Program Summary Results
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Summary Results of Individual Evaluations and Experiments - Appendix A
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Glossary and Abbreviation/Acronym List - Appendix B
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Census 2000 Topic Reports and Evaluation Reports

Topic reports integrate relevant and related findings from evaluations, tests, and experiments and other research. These reports cover the 15 subjects listed below. Most Census 2000 Evaluation reports correspond to an appropriate topic report. The Census 2000 Evaluation reports assess the effectiveness of key operations, systems, and activities in order to evaluate Census 2000 and to facilitate planning for the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, and the Master Address File/TIGER modernization.

Evaluations not linked to a topic

Census 2000 Testing and Experimentation Reports and Corresponding Synthesis Reports

Census 2000 Testing and Experimentation Program consists of four experiments and several studies. For each experiment, there is a synthesis report that integrates individual or component analysis. The tests and experiments were conducted concurrently with Census 2000 because the decennial census environment provided the best conditions to learn about the value of new or different methodologies.


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