Enrollment Projection Studies
An enrollment projection or forecast is one of the foundational pieces of information on which annual and long-range district and school plans are based. Once enrollment projections are in place, planning processes may begin—budgeting, transportation policies, inter-district transfer policies, addition or removal of portable classrooms, hiring decisions, opening or closing of schools, student assignments—planning decisions that have large impacts on the district.
We tailor our enrollment projection studies to your district’s need. Some districts’ forecasting needs may be met with a standard cohort survival ratio (CSR) method. Other districts may require a different method such as a weighted moving average, a growth rate model, or a composite of more than one projection method.
Our enrollment projection studies use historical enrollment data to test multiple projection methods and determine which has been the most accurate in your district.