ERIC Number: ED338632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
ETS Policy Notes: News from the ETS Policy Information Center. Volume 1, Numbers 1-3, July 1988, March 1989, and June 1989.
ETS Policy Notes, v1 n1-3 1988-89
The first of three issues presents seven articles dealing with recent developments in educational research. The first article, "Black College Faculty: A Dwindling Resource," discusses the relative lack of black college teachers and the declining interst of new black Ph.D.s in careers in academia. The second article, "Introducing the ETS Policy Information Center," presents the Center's purpose, namely, to focus the capacity and resources of the organization on pressing educational issues and to enhance the public policy debate. The third article, "Who's Going to Graduate and Professional Schools?" details the decline in graduate school attendance and the trend toward attending professional schools. The fourth article, "What's Wrong with This Picture?" analyzes a graph distributed by a federal agency that distorts the educational productivity of the nation. The fifth article, "State Profiles of Educational Standards Updated," gives highlights from the new report "State Educational Standards in the 50 States: An Update," by E. Goertz. The sixth article, "Report Highlights College Minority Retention Programs," is a review of a study on minority retention in higher education by B. C. Clewell and M. S. Ficklen. The seventh article, "New Studies Montior Talent Flow into Technical Fields," considers two studies of trends among students planning to major in mathematics, science, or engineering. The second issue provides three articles dealing with college-bound high school students. The first article is titled "Edging Forward: What the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test ) Shows about College-Bound Seniors in the 1980s." The second article, "Starting on the Right Track," reviews an Education Testing Service (ETS) study by R. Ekstrom and V. Lee suggesting that guidance counseling is not equally available to all secondary students. The third article, "High-Achieving Hispanic Students," introduces an ETS study by B. C. Clewell and M. F. Joy that describes the first cohort of applicants for the National Hispanic Scholar Awards for students planning to attend college. The third issue provides three articles that consider some concerns in science education. The first article, "A Precious Few: Interest of the College-Bound in the Quantitative Sciences," discusses the decline of the nation's scientific and engineering workforce. The second article, "A Straggler's View: The U.S. in the World of Science Education," highlights some findings of the International Assessment of Educational Progress. The third article is titled "Staying Power: Students Who Persist" (Thomas L. Hilton et al.). Figures and tables are included in all the issues. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Teachers, Career Choice, College Faculty, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Human Capital, Minority Groups, Professors, School Holding Power, State Standards, Student Interests
Research Publications, 05-R, Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.