Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Assessing school communities using Google Street View: A virtual systematic social observation approach

Share
Description:

Little research in education has focused on school neighborhoods. We employ a novel systematic social observation tool—the internet-based School Neighborhood Assessment Protocol (iSNAP)—within Google Street View to quantify the physical characteristics of 291 preschool communities in nine U.S. cities. We find low to moderate correlations (r = −.03 to −.57) between iSNAP subscales and Census tract poverty, density, and crime, suggesting that the characteristics captured by the iSNAP are related to, yet ultimately distinct from, existing neighborhood structural measures. We find few positive associations between iSNAP community characteristics and 1,230 low-income preschoolers’ end-of-year outcomes. (author abstract)

Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
Country:
United States
State(s):
California; Connecticut; Illinois; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Rhode Island; Tennessee

Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection.

A broader, bolder approach to education

A broader, bolder approach to education: Background papers

Two year olds in schools: Summary of delivery approaches and support needs: Baseline survey of schools: Research report

Release: 'v1.16.1' | Built: 2022-09-26 15:52:06 EDT