ERIC Number: ED312791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
1989 Education Indicators.
Baker, Curtis O., Ed.; And Others
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) gathers and produces statistics and other information on the status and progress of education in the United States. In 1989 as in 1988, the center published the "indicators" (key data that measure the health of education, monitor important developments, and show trends in major aspects of education) in three volumes. "The Condition of Education" report encompasses the first two volumes, addressing education at the elementary and secondary levels and at the postsecondary level, respectively. This third volume includes the indicators from both of the earlier volumes, along with all the technical supporting data, supplemental information, and data sources. For elementary and secondary education, data are presented from the most recent (1988) administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. These include indicators for student performance; high school completion; economic outcomes; fiscal resources; human resources; student characteristics; learning environment; perceptions of the public concerning the schools and of the teachers concerning student problems and education improvement strategies; and requirements for graduation and for teacher preparation. The section on postsecondary education includes indicators for trends in higher education, degrees conferred, degrees and fields of study categorized by race and ethnicity, economic outcomes, fiscal resources, human resources, and student characteristics. Appended are tables and supplementary notes keyed by number to the indicators, a list of data sources, a glossary, and an index. (KM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Degrees (Academic), Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Public Support, School Demography, School Statistics, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 065-000-00387-2, $15.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress