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Bielick, Stacey; Chandler, Kathryn; Broughman, Stephen P. – 2001
The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), 1999, is a telephone survey data collection program conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Based on NCES data, this report provides an estimate of the number of home-schooled students in the United States, characteristics of home-schooled children and their…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Home Schooling
Achilles, C. M.; Finn, J. D. – 2000
The federal class-size-reduction initiative and programs such as Wisconsin's Project SAGE (Student Achievement Guarantee in Education) provide funds for a variety of "small-class models," including intact small classes with one teacher, team-taught classes with 30 or more students and 2 full-time teachers, "push-in" or…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change
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Cooper, Harris; Charlton, Kelly; Valentine, Jeff C.; Muhlenbruck, Laura – Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 2000
Used meta-analytic and narrative procedures to integrate results of 93 evaluations of summer school. Found that summer programs focusing on remedial or accelerated learning or other goals impacted positively on participants' knowledge and skills. Middle class students showed larger positive effects than disadvantaged students. Remedial programs…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Comparative Analysis, Compensatory Education
McMillen, Marilyn M.; Kaufman, Phillip – 1997
This report, ninth in a series, presents data for 1996 on high school dropout and persistence rates, and examines high school completion and graduation rates. In addition to extending time series data reported in earlier years, the report focuses on the characteristics of high school dropouts and school completers in 1996. Although the reporting…
Descriptors: Black Students, Census Figures, Comparative Analysis, Dropout Rate
Bobbitt, Sharon A.; And Others – 1992
The estimates in this publication are key statistics reported early in the 1992-93 school year. They include the number of students in membership, teachers, and high school graduates for public and private elementary and secondary schools, and total revenues and expenditures for the operation of public elementary and secondary schools. The public…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance
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Rose, Terry L. – Exceptional Children, 1988
Several exclusionary discipline practices used with handicapped learners are described. A survey of 253 principals identified the variability of disciplinary practices, as a function of geographic region, community size, principal's sex and years of experience, grade level, differential rules for handicapped and nonhandicapped students, and types…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities, Discipline
Ingels, Steven; Taylor, John – 1995
The National Education Longitudinal Studies (NELS) program is a long-term effort that now encompasses the educational experience of youth from three decades, the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. The NELS program studies the educational, vocational, and personal development of students at various grade levels, and the personal, familial, social,…
Descriptors: Academic Records, Cohort Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Educational Trends
Rasinski, Kenneth A.; And Others – 1993
This study of high school sophomores in 1980 and 1990 compares the experiences of students in the two cohorts, identifying changes in in-school and out-of-school activities, academic achievement, self-concept, values, plans, and aspirations. Similarities and differences between the two groups are documented using data from the National Education…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Cohort Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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Hoffer, Thomas; And Others – Sociology of Education, 1985
Catholic schools have a positive effect on verbal and mathematics achievement growth from the sophomore to senior year of high school. Catholic schools produce higher-achieving students in academic programs, require more semesters of academic coursework, and assign more homework. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Catholic Schools, Comparative Analysis
Calvery, Robert; And Others – 1993
The purpose of this study was to determine if the Saxon Mathematics series produced gains in math achievement of elementary school students. Mathematics achievement was assessed for 190 students in the Southside School District No. 3, Batesville, Arkansas, using the Stanford Achievement Test Eighth Edition during April 1992 and April 1993. There…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. – 1996
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), the largest international comparative study of educational achievement to date, is a study of classrooms across the country and around the world. This brief information booklet describes the design and development of TIMSS, its coordination and schedule, and its components including…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum
Snyder, Thomas D.; Hoffman, Charlene M. – 1995
This report contains information on elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education aggregated at a state level. A wide array of statistical data is presented, ranging from enrollments and enrollment ratios to teacher salaries and institutional finances. The report is designed to meet the needs of state and local education…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Educational Trends
Johnson, Frank H.; Bobbitt, Sharon A. – 1991
The following estimates in this document are key statistics about education reported early in the 1991-92 school year: (1) the numbers of students in membership, numbers of teachers, and numbers of high school graduates for public and private elementary and secondary schools; and (2) total revenues and expenditures for public elementary and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary School Teachers
Baldwin, Janet; And Others – 1995
A comparison study used the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) to describe the English-language literacy skills of individuals who passed the Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) and of those who did not. The research explored what the GED and NALS instruments measured in common and what was measured separately. Findings…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment
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Finn, Jeremy D. – Review of Educational Research, 1989
Two models are presented, which depict dropping out as a developmental process that may begin in the earliest grades. The frustration-self-esteem model focuses on school failure and student rejection of or by a school. The participation-identification model focuses on student involvement in schooling, with behavioral and emotional components. (TJH)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Child Development, Comparative Analysis, Dropouts
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