ERIC Number: ED404766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Condition of Education, 1997.
Smith, Thomas M.; And Others
The 1997 "Condition of Education" is an indicator report, analyzing key data that measure the health of education, monitor important developments, and show trends in major aspects of education. The report first presents four "Issues in Focus": (1) "The Social Context of Education"; (2) "Women in Mathematics and Science"; (3) "Public and Private Schools: How Do They Differ?; and (4) "Postsecondary Persistence and Attainment." Following the discussion of issues are 60 indicators of the current status of education, 18 of which are new. The indicators are divided into six areas: (1) access, participation, and progress; (2) achievement, attainment, and curriculum; (3) economic and other outcomes of education; (4) organization and management of educational institutions; (5) climate and diversity of educational institutions; and (6) human and financial resources of educational institutions. The report includes the text, tables, and charts for each indicator plus the technical supporting data, supplemental information, and data sources. Information on issues in elementary and secondary education are integrated with those on issues in postsecondary education to reflect the continuity of educational experiences. Appendices comprise over half of the publication and contain supplemental tables and notes, a list of data sources, a glossary, an index, and a list of selected publications of the National Center for Education Statistics. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Attainment, Educational Indicators, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Ethnic Distribution, Government Publications, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, School Demography, School Statistics, Tables (Data)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.; Pinkerton Computer Consultants, Inc., Baileys Crossroads, VA.; MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED506465
Note: For 1996 report, see ED 394 217.