August 28, 2022: Updated school data and changes to speed test access

New (preliminary) data for public schools were released on August 16, 2022 by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).

The data updates for the newest release (Version 0.49.0, posted on 8/28/2022) include:

  • The NCES Common Core datasets for public schools and public school membership were updated to use the 2021-2022 “preliminary” data released on 8/16/2022. School lunch data is still derived from the 2020-2021 “final” release.
  • Post-secondary school location data were also updated.

In addition, access to Measurement Lab speed test results has been disabled. The time required to access the results has increased recently, making the feature less nimble for interactive use. Access may be restored in the future if the access methods can be sped up. Your feedback on this change is welcome!