ERIC Number: ED343922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-May
Nevada Education in 1987: A Status Report.
Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch.
Selected statistics are used to provide a snapshot of Nevada's 17 school districts. This report is produced annually for Nevada citizens who are interested in the schools. Data are provided for the school year ending June 1986. Individual district sections are preceded by a section on the state as a whole, which allows certain comparisons with national information. Information for the state as a whole and each district is grouped into categories of: (1) financial; (2) students; (3) student achievement in terms of graduation rate and results on the Nevada High School Proficiency Examination (NHSPE), Stanford Achievement Test (SSAT), American College Testing Program (ACT) tests, and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT); (4) teachers; and (5) classroom. The Nevada enrollment in 1986 was 154,948, a 2.2% increase over the previous year. The largest increases in enrollment were in kindergarten through grade 3. The 1986 graduation rate was 76.3%. In 1986 over 90% of the freshman and junior examinees passed the NHSPE in mathematics, reading, and writing. Scores of students in grades 3 and 6 on the SSAT remained above national norms. Students' scores on the ACT tests remained near national averages, and SAT scores were higher than the average scores for the nation. There were 7,751 classroom teachers in the Nevada public schools in 1986, teaching in 295 schools. The statewide average student-teacher ratio was 23:1. One table and seven figures summarize information about the whole state. Each of the 17 district sections contains three figures and one table of school information. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Graphs, Profiles, Public Schools, School Districts, School Statistics, Scores, State Programs, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Test Results, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada