WHAT IS IT?
The Data Dictionary is a central repository of information about Business and Data related terms used by the LSC. It is organised in a hierarchical manner allowing 'drill down' from High Level Business definitions to the supporting data items, calculations and sample code.
WHY USE IT?
Its purpose is to provide consistent meaning to these terms, where and how they are used and how they are produced. For more information, please visit the Meta Data page.
For help and information on the structure of the site, please visit How To Use The Data Dictionary. A complete listing of all areas of the site can be found on the Data Dictionary A-Z.
Details of Known Issues with ILR datasets can be found on the Data Quality pages.The information available is split into the following categories.
27/04/2011: S05 Schools Data 0910 addedA new 'Schools Data' section has been added. The Datasets area has been updated to include the Schools Data pages. The Data Service enriches schools data by running the data through Learner Responsive funding calculation module used in the LIS and by creating derived variables. This section describes how this is done.
07/01/2010: SQL examples added.The 2009/10 Derived Variables pages have been updated to include SQL examples to accompany the existing SPSS code examples. The Derived Variable pages are found in the Technical Definitions section.