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ERIC Number: ED501487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 334
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Condition of Education, 2008. NCES 2008-031
Planty, Michael; Hussar, William; Snyder, Thomas; Provasnik, Stephen; Kena, Grace; Dinkes, Rachel; KewalRamani, Angelina; Kemp, Jana
National Center for Education Statistics
This report summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents 43 indicators on the status and condition of education. The indicators represent a consensus of professional judgment on the most significant national measures of the condition and progress of education for which accurate data are available. The 2008 print edition includes 43 indicators in five main areas: (1) participation in education; (2) learner outcomes; (3) student effort and educational progress; (4) the contexts of elementary and secondary education; and (5) the contexts of postsecondary education. The Web version includes the following: the 2008 Commissioner's statement, a user's guide, special analyses from 2000 through 2007, all indicators from this edition, and selected indicators from earlier editions of "The Condition of Education." Two appendixes include: (1) Supplemental Tables; and (2) Supplemental Notes. A glossary and index are also provided. (Contains 84 tables and 11 notes.) [For the 2007 edition of this publication, see ED497043.]
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 12; Grade 4; Grade 8; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED503695