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ERIC Number: ED492945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 788
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Digest of Education Statistics, 2005. NCES 2006-030
Snyder, Thomas D.; Tan, Alexandra G.; Hoffman, Charlene M.
National Center for Education Statistics
The 2005 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 41st in a series of publications initiated in 1962. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The "Digest" includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). To qualify for inclusion in the "Digest," material must be nationwide in scope and of current interest and value. The publication contains information on a variety of subjects in the field of education statistics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons. Supplemental information on population trends, attitudes on education, education characteristics of the labor force, government finances, and economic trends provides background for evaluating education data. Although the "Digest" contains important information on federal education funding, more detailed information on federal activities is available from federal education program offices. The Digest contains seven chapters: (1) All Levels of Education; (2) Elementary and Secondary Education; (3) Postsecondary Education; (4) Federal Programs for Education and Related Activities; (5) Outcomes of Education; (6) International Comparisons of Education; and (7) Libraries and Educational Technology. Preceding these chapters is an introduction that provides a brief overview of current trends in American education, which supplements the tabular materials in chapters 1 through 7. In addition to updating many of the statistics that have appeared in previous years, this edition contains new material, including: children's mean mental and motor scale score at about 9 months of age and the percentage possessing specific mental and motor skills, by child and family characteristics; and public high schools that offered and students enrolled in dual credit, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses, by school characteristics. Appended are: (1) Guide to Sources; (2) Definitions; and (3) Index of Table Numbers. (Contains 29 figures and 427 tables.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; American Institutes for Research (CRESS), Kensington, MD.
Identifiers - Location: United States
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED492046; ED494397