ERIC Number: ED455309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Snapshot 2000: 1999-2000 School District Profiles.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Performance Reporting.
This publication provides a detailed look at public education in Texas for the 1999-2000 school year. It provides readers with the basic information needed to examine differences in size, wealth, ethnic composition, and academic achievement and to assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of public school districts in Texas. The "Snapshot" series presents information in a consistent format from year to year. This year's "Snapshot" begins with the "Statistical Highlights," an overview of education at the state level. This section explains how the public education system of Texas is organized, describes student, staff, and financial characteristics, and provides other statistics for many aspects of public schools. The opening narrative is followed by the predominant content of the book, "Detailed Statistics." This section contains 87 different items of information for the state, regions within the state, and each of the 1,041 school districts in Texas, as well as the 142 charter schools operating in 1999-2000. The 87 data items provide information on student demographics and performance, staff characteristics, and school district finances. This year two items have been modified. The 6-year longitudinal dropout rate has been replaced with a 4-year dropout rate, and the completion rate has been replaced with a 4-year calculation of percent graduated. Five appendixes contain definitions for the data items, a bibliography, a list of data sources, endnotes, and a list of school districts and charter schools. (Contains 24 exhibits and the statistical details in table form.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Profiles, Public Schools, School Districts, School Statistics, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics
Texas Education Agency, Department of Publications Distribution, P.O. Box 13817, Austin, TX 78711-3817 ($21). For full text: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Performance Reporting.
Identifiers - Location: Texas