ERIC Number: ED375163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Private School Universe Survey, 1991-92. Statistical Analysis Report.
Broughman, Stephen; And Others
This report on the private school universe, a data collection system developed by the National Center for Education Statistics, presents data on schools with grades kindergarten through 12 by school size, school level, religious orientation, geographical region, and program emphasis. Numbers of students and teachers are reported in the same categories, and numbers of students are also reported by grade level and religious orientation. The Private School Universe Survey of 1991-92 is the data source for this report. In the fall of 1991, there were 25,998 private elementary and secondary schools in the United States, a number not statistically different than that of 1989 which suggests an end to the recent trend of growth in the number of private schools. Approximately 80% of private schools had some religious orientation, with 34% Catholic and 45% having some other orientation. Just over 60% were elementary schools, 30% were combined schools, and only about 10% were secondary schools. About 4.9 million students were enrolled in these schools, and there were approximately 340,000 full-time-equivalent teachers. Fourteen tables present survey data. Appendix A contains 15 standard error tables, Appendix B presents the survey questionnaire, and Appendix C contains item response rates. (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Item Response Theory, National Surveys, Private Schools, Religious Education, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Studies, Surveys, Trend Analysis
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.