ERIC Number: ED328565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
State Profiles of Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1987-88. Survey Report.
This paper reports summary data on the general characteristics, fiscal revenues and expenditures, educational agency and school numbers and sizes, and students and staff for each state, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands). Data are reported for factors that are most commonly used to describe the resources, needs, organization, and special characteristics of education within a state. The paper is organized into four major sections: (1) the "U.S. Profile" section gives summary statistics across the 50 states and the District of Columbia on all variables; (2) the "Rankings of the States" section consists of three tables presenting the relative position of the various states and the District of Columbia on selected variables; and (3) the "State Profiles" section (which composes the bulk of the report); and (4) the "Outlying Areas Profile" section provide numeric data and graphs containing information on all variables. Each "State Profile" includes eight graphs illustrating the data. The "U.S. Profile" section, each "State Profile" section, and each "Outlying Areas" section are comprised of five sections: general characteristics, fiscal data, institutional data, student data, and staff data. Comparative rankings of states on selected variables and an overall summary of each variable are also provided. The major source of data for this report was the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES) annual Common Core of Data survey, which provided information for the 1987-88 school year and 1987 fiscal year. Other sources include the NCES's "Digest of Education" (1988); several surveys published by the Bureau of the Census; statistics on the national school lunch program issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service; and the National Education Association report, "Rankings of the States, 1988". (RLC)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty, Federal Aid, Graphs, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Profiles, School Demography, School Statistics, State Norms, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: American Samoa; Guam; Northern Mariana Islands; Puerto Rico; United States; Virgin Islands