ERIC Number: ED417230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Mini-Digest of Education Statistics, 1997.
This fifth edition of the "Mini-Digest" provides a pocket-sized compilation of statistical information covering the field of American education from kindergarten through graduate school. This information is found in much greater detail in the "Digest of Education Statistics,""The Condition of Education," and "Youth Indicators." The statistical highlights provide a quantitative description of the current American education scene. Information is presented on: (1) enrollment at elementary, secondary, and higher education levels, including enrollment by race and ethnicity; (2) teachers and teacher characteristics; (3) educational outcomes (course-taking patterns, graduates, dropouts, literacy rates, completions, academic achievement, and college degrees); and (4) educational finance. Statistics reveal that in 1997, education was the primary occupation of about 75 million people. Included in this total are about 66.3 students and 4 million teachers, as well as 4.4 million administrative and support staff. Contains 30 tables and 12 figures that present statistical information. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dropouts, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Ethnic Groups, Graduates, Racial Differences, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.