ERIC Number: ED430324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Condition of Education, 1999.
Wirt, John; Choy, Susan P.; Bae, Yupin; Sable, Jennifer; Gruner, Allison; Stennett, Janis; Perie, Marianne; Pratt, Rebecca, Ed.; Pfile, Ross, Ed.; Connor, Sonia, Ed.; Livingston, Andrea, Ed.
The current status of education for 1999 is presented as an indicator report, analyzing key data that measure the health of education, monitor important developments, and show trends in major aspects of education. Each year, about 60 indicators are selected that represent a consensus of professional judgment on the most significant national measures of the condition and progress of education at this time, tempered by the availability of current and valid information. The report first presents an overview essay of the information in the individual indicators. Following are the indicators organized into five sections: (1) learner outcomes; (2) quality of education environments (elementary/secondary); (3) quality of education environments (postsecondary); (4) social support for learning; and (5) educational participation and progress. The report includes the text, tables, and charts for each indicator plus the technical supporting data, supplemental information, and data sources. Appendices comprise over half of the publication and contain supplemental tables and notes, estimates of standard errors for the statistics, data sources, a glossary, an index, and a list of selected publications of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Distance Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Attainment, Educational Indicators, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Ethnic Discrimination, Ethnic Distribution, Family Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mainstreaming, Outcomes of Education, Parent Role, Paying for College, School Demography, School Statistics, Student Promotion, Tables (Data), Teacher Background, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1998 report, see ED 420 931.