These pages provide detailed information on important statistical issues one should consider when using and making comparisons of the SAIPE estimates.
General Cautions About Comparing Estimates
View caution statements regarding comparing SAIPE estimates with other estimates.
Guidance for Making Year-to-Year Comparisons of SAIPE Estimates
The SAIPE program produces estimates of the significance of year-to-year changes for individual counties and states.
Quantifying Relative Error in the School District Estimates
View changes in the estimation procedures used for school district, county, and state poverty estimates for 2020 relative to the procedures used for 2019.
A Basic Explanation of Confidence Intervals
A confidence interval is a range of values that describes the uncertainty surrounding an estimate.
About SAIPE Interactive Data Tool
The SAIPE Interactive Data Tool supports data lookup, downloading, mapping, and trend visualizations.
About SAIPE Model Inputs
Learn more about the surveys, censuses, and programs that contribute data and other content to SAIPE.