ERIC Number: ED478502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Education Watch: Alaska. Key Education Facts and Figures. Achievement, Attainment and Opportunity. From Elementary School through College.
Education Trust, Washington, DC.
This document presents key educational statistics for Alaska's elementary school through college students. The report presents state-level data on Alaska's K-college education, including demographic distribution across each educational level, participation and success in Advanced Placement, percentage of students taking high-level courses, school funding gaps, and high school and college graduation rates. Results from the 2002 Alaska Benchmarks test show that 75 percent of all 3rd graders were proficient or advanced in reading. On Alaska's reading test, 86 percent of white 3rd graders, and 50 percent of Alaskan Native 3rd graders, performed at proficient or advanced levels. On Alaska's 2002 Benchmark test, 40 percent of all 8th graders were proficient or advanced in mathematics. On Alaska's math test, 50 percent of white 8th graders, and 20 percent of Alaskan Native 9th graders, scored at proficient or advanced levels. Alaska did not participate in the 1998 or 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress 4th and 8th grade assessments. Minority group students enrolled in two- and four-year colleges and took advanced placement tests at drastically lower levels than did white students. Alabama high school students enrolled in postsecondary education at half the rate of students nationwide. Nearly 3 in 10 of Alaska's secondary classes were taught by teachers lacking either a major or minor in that field. Alaska districts with the highest child poverty rates had $1,058.28 more state and local dollars to spend per student than did districts with the lowest level of poverty. Districts with higher minority enrollment had fewer state and local dollars per student to spend. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement, Alaska Natives, American Indian Students, Asian American Students, Black Students, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 4, Grade 8, Graduation, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Skills, Minority Group Children, Postsecondary Education, Poverty, Racial Differences, Reading Skills, State Aid, State Standards, Teacher Competencies, White Students
The Education Trust, 1725 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-293-1217; Fax: 202-293-2605; Web site: http://www.edtrust.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Trust, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress