ERIC Number: ED339739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Programs and Plans of the National Center for Education Statistics, 1991 Edition.
Nelson, Dawn D., Ed.
This publication is the second annual report on the programs and plans of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Representatives of state and federal education agencies have presented the NCES with a report, "A Guide to Improving the National Education Data System," which contains recommendations for improving the nation's education statistics system. A congressionally mandated panel has also recommended changes to the educational information reporting system. This document describes the current plans by the NCES to meet the needs that these previous reports have identified, its plans for the future, and its major publications. The descriptions of many ongoing efforts are updated, and information is provided on new data collection efforts, such as the Postsecondary Education Quick Information System and the Beginning Postsecondary Student Longitudinal Survey. General and detailed data on sources, uses, and dissemination of data on education from kindergarten through graduate school are provided. Chapters are as follows: (1) introduction; (2) elementary and secondary education; (3) postsecondary education; (4) educational assessment; (5) national longitudinal studies; (6) vocational education; (7) library statistics program; and (8) major publications of the NCES. Additional information can be obtained from the NCS employees listed at the end of each program description. (SLD)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Government Role, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Program Development, Program Improvement, Statistical Data, Systems Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.