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Fwd: Statistics Web Site (NCES)
Posted: Jun 4, 1996 11:38 PM
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From: (Kirk Winters)
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Date: 96-06-04 15:41:29 EDT

Secretary Riley & other Department officials have said in
recent speeches...

"Next year, we will have more young people in our
schools than at any time in our nation's history --
51.7 million -- breaking the record set in 1971 when
the baby boomers came of age."

"One year ago, only 35 percent of all of America's
public schools were hooked up to the Internet. Today,
that figure stands at 50 percent."

"By 1992, the proportion of high school graduates
taking the core curriculum recommended in `A Nation at
Risk' (4 years of English, 3 years of social studies, 3
years of science, 3 years of math) had increased to 47
percent, up from 13 percent in 1982."

Have you ever wondered where all these statistics come from?
Often, the source is the National Center for Education
Statistics (NCES). As the main federal agency responsible
for gathering & reporting statistics on education in the
U.S., NCES generates a treasure-trove of data on...

student achievement, adult literacy, attainment (in
postsecondary education), school choice, crime,
curriculum, dropouts, economic outcomes, enrollment,
extended day, faculty, financial resources, graduate
education, international comparisons, literacy,
minorities, opinions, parent involvement, readiness,
sports, teachers, technology, & more.

Much of this statistical information is now available on
NCES's new Web site:

For a sampling of what you'll find there, please read on.

NCES Web: A Brief Sampling
from "Education at a Glance"

How well are U.S. students doing in reading, history, geography,
& other subjects?

You'll find answers in publications from the National
Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Also known as
"the nation's report card," NAEP is the only nationally
representative, ongoing assessment of what America's
students know & can do in various subject areas.

How many students are enrolled in preschool, K-12 schools,
postsecondary institutions, & adult education? How much do
teachers' salaries vary across the U.S.? What percentage of
students are completing high school? How many are earning
college degrees?

Answers to these & many other questions can be found in "The
Digest of Education Statistics" (which is the primary
resource publication on education statistics) & "The
Condition of Education" (an annual report to Congress
focusing on 60 indicators of the condition & progress of

OTHER TOPICS & BRIEF DOCUMENTS you'll find on the "Education at
a Glance" page of the NCES Web site include:

Use of School Choice (June 1995)
Net price of postsecondary education attendance

Results From The NAEP 1994 U.S. History Assessment --
At A Glance
NAEP 1994 Reading: A First Look
NAEP 1994 U.S. History: A First Look
NAEP 1994 Geography: A First Look

Adult education...
Forty Percent of Adults Participate in Adult Education
Activities: 1994-95 (November 1995)

Choice of school...
Use of School Choice (June 1995)

Student exposure to faculty at institutions of higher

College application...
Making the Cut: Who Meets Highly Selective College Entrance
Criteria? (April 1995)

Cost of higher education...
Net price of postsecondary education attendance

Crime in the schools...
How Safe Are the Public Schools: What Do Teachers Say?
(April 1996)
Gangs and Victimization at School (July 1995)
Student Victimization At School (October 1995)
Student Strategies To Avoid Harm At School (October 1995)

High school course-taking in the core subject areas
High school mathematics and science course-taking patterns

Student absenteeism and tardiness

Persistence in high school

Economic outcomes...
Welfare recipiency, by educational attainment
Labor market outcomes of literacy and education

Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State,
School Year 1993-94 (May 1995)
School Enrollment Expected To Surpass Historic All-Time High
(June 1993)

Extended-day programs...
Extended-Day Programs in Elementary and Combined Schools?
(April 1996)

Financial resources...
Public school district funding differences
Current Elementary and Secondary Expenditures--1990s and
Beyond (October 1993)
Graduate education

High school graduates...
Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State,
School Year 1993-94 (May 1995)

International comparisons of adult literacy (December 1995)

Where Do Minority Principals Work? (April 1996)
What Academic Programs Are Offered Most Frequently in Schools
Serving American Indian and Alaskan Native Students?
(April 1996)

Opinions about schools...
What Are The Most Serious Problems In Schools?
(January 1993)

Outcomes: health, civic, etc...
Community service and volunteerism

Parental involvement...
Types of contact between parents and school personnel

Child Care and Early Education Program Participation of
Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers (October 1995)
Readiness For Kindergarten: Parent And Teacher Beliefs
(December 1993)

Where Do Minority Principals Work? (April 1996)
Public and Private School Principals: Are There Too Few
Women? (January 1994)
Teaching, Administrative, And Other Work Experience Of
Public School Principals (June 1993)

Time to complete a doctorate degree, by field of study

Sports in schools...
Who Can Play? An Examination Of NCAA's Proposition 16
(July 1995)

State level statistics...
Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State,
School Year 1993-94 (May 1995)

What Criteria Are Used in Considering Teacher Applicants?
(April 1996)
Are High School Teachers Teaching Core Subjects Without
College Majors or Minors in Those Subjects?
(April 1996)
Which Types of Schools Have the Highest Teacher Turnover?
(August 1995 )
Migration and Attrition of Public and Private School
Teachers: 1991-1992 (August 1995)
Literacy of teachers
Teacher Salaries - Are They Competitive? (March 1993)

Student use of computers

Working students...
Working while in college

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Kirk Winters
Office of the Under Secretary
U.S. Department of Education

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