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ERIC Number: ED518987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 744
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Digest of Education Statistics, 2010. NCES 2011-015
Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.
National Center for Education Statistics
The 2010 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 46th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. 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 data on 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 Adult Education. 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: (1) children's reading, mathematics, and the fine motor scale scores at kindergarten entry, by age of child and selected characteristics; (2) average number of Carnegie units earned by high school graduates in advanced mathematics and advanced science and engineering courses, and percentage distribution of graduates by number of units earned, by selected student and school characteristics; (3) total fall enrollment in private for-profit degree-granting institutions, by attendance status, sex, and state or jurisdiction; (4) retention of first-time degree-seeking undergraduates at degree-granting institutions, by attendance status, control, and type of institution; (5) percentage of the population 25 to 64 years old who completed high school, by age group and country; and (6) percentage of the population 25 to 64 years old who attained selected levels of postsecondary education, by age group and country. Appendices include: (1) Guides to Sources; (2) Definitions; and (3) Index of Table Numbers. Individual chapters contain footnotes. (Contains 28 figures and 446 tables.) [For the companion report, "Mini-Digest of Education Statistics, 2010. NCES 2011-016," see ED518029. For "Digest of Education Statistics, 2009. NCES 2010-013," see ED509883.]
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: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; North America; South America
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test); Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED524888; ED544215; ED544269; ED555627; ED544470