ERIC Number: ED366615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Education in States and Nations: Indicators Comparing U.S. States with the OECD Countries in 1988.
Salganik, Laura Hersh; And Others
This report is based on the first international education indicators produced by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The 16 indicators were chosen to take advantage of data available in "Education at a Glance," the most up-to-date set of international educational indicators. Indicators are grouped into categories of: (1) background; (2) participation; (3) outcomes; and (4) finance. In addition, results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress study of mathematics achievement of eighth graders have been statistically linked to results from a similar international study. The presentation of each indicator includes an explanation of what it means, why it is important, and key results from a comparison of countries and states. Comparisons are most often made among "like-size" entities. For each indicator, tables are included for states and countries along with a graph that displays this data together. The indicators are policy-relevant and problem-oriented measures of the state of a system. A commitment to reaching world-class education performance is expressed in the National Education Goals of 1990. These indicators provide information necessary to plan for these goals. Eighteen figures and 32 tables present indicators. An appendix provides technical information about the comparison process and includes standard error tables for indicators. A glossary and technical notes are attached. (SLD)
Descriptors: Background, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Indicators, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Expenditure per Student, Expenditures, Foreign Countries, Geographic Distribution, Grade 8, Higher Education, Human Geography, International Studies, Labor Force, Mathematics Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Participation, Population Distribution, Standards, State Norms, State Surveys, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress