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ERIC Number: ED246521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Condition of Education. A Statistical Report. 1984 Edition.
Plisko, Valena White
Describing conditions in education, this report focuses on trends at the elementary/secondary and higher education levels, current data on special programs and populations, and data illuminating current national concerns. Chapters 1 and 2 present data from a broad national perspective on trends in enrollment, resources and finances, and graduate performance and degrees. Central to both chapters is the enrollment decline and the changing composition of the student body. Chapter 3 describes participation in vocational coursework at the secondary and postsecondary education levels and shows the diversity among vocational education participants. Chapter 4 focuses on educationally disadvantaged adults. The number of adults with substandard educational levels is identified, and the relationship between low educational attainment, poverty, and race/ethnicity is explored. Addressing current issues in secondary education, chapter 5 describes high school dropout rates, reasons for leaving school before graduation, postsecondary plans of high school seniors, and the rate at which high school graduates took selected academic courses. Each chapter presents tables and charts of the data along with a narrative interpretation. The report provides an explanation of data sources, definitions of selected terms, and a cumulative index to the report from the 1981 through the present edition. (MD)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Adult Education, Computers, Dropout Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Expenditure per Student, Federal Aid, Foreign Students, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Language Proficiency, Mathematics Achievement, Minority Groups, Preschool Education, School Statistics, Science Curriculum, Special Education, State Standards, Tables (Data), Teacher Salaries, Teacher Supply and Demand, Tuition, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 065-000-00200-1; $7.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For 1983 edition, see ED 233 476.