ERIC Number: ED445105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Mini-Digest of Education Statistics, 1999.
This seventh edition of the "Mini-Digest" provides a pocket-sized compilation of statistical information covering U.S. 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 education scene in the United States. Information is presented on: (1) enrollment in elementary, secondary, and higher education; (2) teachers and teacher characteristics; (3) educational outcomes (course-taking patterns, graduates, dropouts, literacy rates, completions, reading and mathematics performance, and college degrees); and (4) educational finance. Statistics reveal that in 1999, education was the primary occupation of more than 76 million people in the United States. This total includes about 68.1 million students enrolled in U.S. schools and colleges. About 4 million people were employed as elementary, secondary, and college teachers, and other professional, administrative, and support staff of educational institutions numbered 4.2 million. (Contains 29 tables and 12 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dropouts, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Ethnic Groups, Graduates, Higher Education, Racial Differences, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Trend Analysis
ED Pubs, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For the previous year's "Mini-Digest," see ED 434 164.