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ERIC Number: ED547130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
A Brief Profile of America's Public Schools. NCES 2003-418
National Center for Education Statistics
"A Brief Profile of America's Public Schools" summarizes important findings from the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). This document looks at differences between public and private schools and also examines public schools, and how they differ by community type (urban, suburban, and rural), and by school level (elementary, secondary, and combined). The SASS is an integrated set of surveys that collects information on a wide range of topics about the characteristics of schools, staff and student populations, school climate, and staff perceptions. The School District Questionnaire focuses on teacher supply and demand in various subject areas and district hiring practices, and also includes questions about high school graduation requirements and programs offered. The Public School Questionnaire includes questions about their students, programs offered, and policies. The Principal Questionnaire collects data on principals' prior professional experience, administrative decisions, and goals for their students. The Teacher Questionnaire seeks information such as teacher workload, education and experience, and perceptions of working conditions and school climate. The Library Media Center Questionnaire asks for information about the library collection, resources, services, and policies. SASS data are published in a variety of reports. The data presented are from the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and have been previously published as part of a larger report.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)
IES Funded: Yes