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ERIC Number: ED491909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Reference Count: 29
The Condition of Education, 2006. NCES 2006-071
Rooney, Patrick; Hussar, William; Planty, Michael; Choy, Susan; Hampden-Thompson, Gillian; Provasnik, Stephen; Fox, Mary Ann
National Center for Education Statistics
Efforts to monitor the progress of U.S. education and respond to its opportunities and challenges depend on reliable, accurate, and timely data. To provide such data, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) each year submits to Congress the mandated report, The Condition of Education. This year's report presents indicators of important developments and trends in American education. Recurrent themes underscored by the indicators include participation and persistence in education, student performance and other outcomes, the environment for learning, and resources for education. In addition, this year's volume contains a special analysis that presents key findings of several recent international assessments that examine the achievement of U.S. students in reading, mathematics, and science and the literacy of adults relative to the performance of their peers in other countries. This analysis is particularly timely given the concern for the competitiveness of the United States. This report is organized into the following sections: (1) Participation in Education; (2) Learner Outcomes; (3) Student Effort and Educational Progress; (4) Contexts of Elementary and Secondary Education; and (5) Contexts of Postsecondary Education. The following are appended: (1) Supplemental Tables; (2) Supplemental Notes; and (3) Standard Error Tables. A glossary and bibliography is included.
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, School Statistics, Academic Achievement, Student Participation, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Early Childhood Education, Adult Education, Public Schools, Student Characteristics, Socioeconomic Influences, School Choice, Institutional Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States
IES Funded: Yes
IES Publication: http://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006071