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ERIC Number: ED500670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 720
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Digest of Education Statistics, 2007. NCES 2008-022
Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.; Hoffman, Charlene M.
National Center for Education Statistics
The primary purpose of the "Digest of Education Statistics" 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 both government and private sources, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). To qualify for inclusion, 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. Although the "Digest" contains information on federal education funding, more detailed information on federal activities is available from federal education program offices. In addition to updating many of the statistics that have appeared in previous years, this edition contains new material, including (1) Percentage distribution of kindergarten through 12th-grade students by school type (public assigned, public chosen, or private) or participation in homeschooling and selected child, parent, and household characteristics; (2) Child care arrangements of 22- to 25-month-old children, by type and quality of arrangement, and selected child, parent, and household characteristics; (3) Percentage of public schools with enrollment under, at, or over capacity, by selected school characteristics; (4) Percentage of 22- to 25-month-old children demonstrating specific cognitive and motor skills, by selected child, parent, and household characteristics; (5) Average civics scale score and percentage of students attaining civics achievement levels, by grade level and selected student characteristics; (6) Average economics scale score of 12th-graders, percentage attaining economics achievement levels, and percentage with different levels of economics coursework, by selected student and school characteristics; (7) Percentage distribution of public and private high school graduates, by level of mathematics and science courses completed and selected student characteristics; (8) Estimated rate of 2003-04 high school graduates attending degree-granting institutions in fall 2004, by state; (9) Employees in degree-granting institutions, by sex, employment status, control and type of institution, and primary occupation; (10) Average amount of financial aid awarded to full-time, full-year undergraduates, by type and source of aid and control and type of institution; and (11) Total expenditures of private for-profit degree-granting institutions, by purpose and type of institution. 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. The document includes 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. An additional six tables are included in Appendix A. Appended are: (1) Guide to Sources; (2) Definitions; and (3) Index of Table Numbers. (Contains 29 figures and 418 tables.) [For the 2006 "Digest of Education Statistics," see ED497523.]
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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.
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED501488; ED506035; ED507344; ED544499