ERIC Number: ED362567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Education Statistics on Disk [machine-readable data file].
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Five diskettes present EDsearch (Education Statistics on Disk) (formerly Digest-on-Disk), a computerized search and retrieval system designed to provide an easy way to locate and display specific information contained in the wealth of statistical tables produced by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This version of the program includes the complete contents of the following NCES publications: (1) 1992 Digest of Education Statistics (409 tables, 35 figures, chapter introductions, and supporting materials); (2) 1992 Condition of Education (text, tables, charts, and supplemental tables and notes for all 60 indicators, plus chapter introductions and supporting materials); (3) Historical Trends: State Education Facts 1969 to 1989 (41 tables, chapter introductions, and supporting charts and appendices; state charts accompanying the tables are not available); (4) 120 Years of American Education: A Statistical Portrait (37 tables, 21 figures, chapter introductions, and supporting materials); (5) 1991 Youth Indicators (tables and charts for all 59 indicators, and supporting text); and (6) Glossary and Guide to Sources (Digest and Condition Glossary and Guide to Sources have been merged). Tables, figures, and text files are stored in a compressed form. The program's convenient menus and search screens offer several powerful ways to retrieve and display information of interest by descriptor term (keyword) index, table of contents, free text searching, and saved search. Once a set of records has been defined and retrieved, individual tables and files can be displayed, printed, or saved to disk in file formats, which can be accessed and manipulated by most word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs. (RLC)
Descriptors: Charts, Computer Software, Databases, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Floppy Disks, Graphs, Higher Education, National Surveys, Search Strategies, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
National Center for Education Statistics, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20208.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Machine-Readable Data Files; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Condition of Education (NCES); Digest of Education Statistics; Educational Information; Historical Trends State Educ Facts 1969 to 1989; United States; Youth Indicators; 120 Years of American Educ Statistical Portrait
Note: System requirements: IBM or compatible personal computer, 640K memory minimum, hard drive 5.5 mg and DOS 3.1, or higher.