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Research Bulletin: District Reference Groups, 2006 (CT State Department of Education)

Jun 1, 2006

District Reference Groups (DRGs) is a classification system in which districts that have public school students with similar socioeconomic status (SES) and need are grouped together. The 2006 DRGs are the fourth generation of the State Department of Education’s classification of school districts. The groups are based on seven variables (income, education, occupation, family structure, poverty, home language, and district enrollment). All variables were based upon families with children attending public school.


Connecticut State Department of Education. (2006). Research Bulletin: District Reference Groups, 2006 (School Year 2005-06, Number 1). Hartford, CT: Author. Retrieved from


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