ERIC Number: ED208480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Condition of Education, Part 2. 1981 Edition. NCES Programs and Plans.
Brandes, O. Jean
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) collects statistics on the condition of education in the United States, analyzes and reports the meaning and significance of those statistics, and assists state and local education agencies in improving their statistical systems. This report discusses the center's work in some detail, including its plans in maintaining five databases on public and private elementary-secondary, postsecondary, vocational, and adult education. These efforts monitor trends in enrollment, staffing, and finance, and form the core sources for the center's most widely used publications. The center's two longitudinal studies (one covering the high school senior class of 1972 and one on the sophomore and senior classes of 1980) are detailed, as is the center's statistical information about learning resources (libraries, broadcast programs, and museums). The report also discusses the information services NCES offers, its state technical assistance program, and the methodology it uses in its work. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Databases, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, School Statistics, Statistical Analysis, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 065-000-00098-9; $3.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.