ERIC Number: ED252976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of Education Status and Trends.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
The Department of Education has assembled 20 "indicators," drawn from the mass of available statistics on institutions, enrollments, finances, and staff, that describe the condition and progress of elementary and secondary education. Data are assembled under three categories of measures: outcomes, resources, and context of education. The section on outcomes contains such measures as the proportion of 18- to 19-year-olds who have graduated from high school, student achievement, and what students do after they graduate. Student performance data are drawn from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and the American College Testing Program (ACT). A study by the International Association for Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) compares mathematics achievement in grades 8 and 12 in the United States with that of comparable students from 18 other countries. The resources section contains data on such measures as fiscal resources, quantity and quality of the teaching force, estimated teacher supply and demand, and teacher earnings. The section which focuses on context of education includes such variables as instructional climate of the school, opinion and support of parents and the community, student characteristics, graduation requirements, and an index of state requirements for special educational services. Eleven appendixes provide supplementary data and a glossary concludes the report. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Resources, Educational Status Comparison, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Government Publications, High School Graduates, Outcomes of Education, Public Opinion, School Statistics, Scores, State Standards, Student Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Student Ratio, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Community; Parents
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.