ERIC Number: ED435117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Montana Statewide Education Profile: K-12 Public Schools, School Year 1996-97.
Nielson, Dori B.; Lamson, Joe; Love, Catherine; Quinlan, Madalyn
This is Montana's first education profile. The measures in the profile, and the information they contain, provide a clear picture of education in the state. Public school education is provided by more than 460 school districts in this, the U.S.'s fourth largest state in terms of land. With only a few large communities, more than two-thirds of the state's school districts enroll fewer than 200 students. Eighty percent of Montanans have completed high school and 20 percent have college degrees. The profile features ten indicators: program offerings and courses; environment for learning; student achievement; school success; student services and activities; school finance; school staffing and teacher characteristics; student involvement in learning; school facilities; and background characteristics of students. Highlights of the profile indicate that over 92 percent of the school systems provide additional services to students through special-education programs and more than 64 percent of the school systems participate in the National School Lunch program. District expenditures for instruction and services to students are 63.7 percent of total expenditures. Ninety percent of the large districts and 86 percent of the smaller districts receive the highest rating in fiscal audits or reviews. Fourteen appendices offer further information on school districts. (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Profiles, State Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana