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National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects, and training providers in Australia's government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system (defined as Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded training). Data for the Government-funded students and courses series are received by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The 2016 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 52nd 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…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Lake, Robin; Cobb, Trey; Sharma, Roohi; Opalka, Alice – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
Since the first charter school law passed in 1991, U.S. charter schools have enjoyed steady and relatively rapid growth, now serving more than three million students nationally. In more than 58 cities, charter schools represent more than 20 percent of all public school enrollment. In seven cities, charter schools enroll more than 40 percent of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Buildings, Politics of Education, Financial Support
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McFarland, Joel; Cui, Jiashan; Stark, Patrick – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report draws on an array of nationally representative surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates. The report includes estimates of the percentage of students who drop out in a given 12-month period (event dropout rates), the percentage of young people in a specified age range who are…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, High School Students
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Stoker, Ginger; Mellor, Lynn – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
This study examines the impact of providing parents with an informational brochure about the role of algebra II in college access on students' grade 11 algebra II completion rates in Texas. One hundred nine schools, covering all 20 Educational Service Center regions in Texas, participated in the study. Parents in the 54 treatment schools were…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Parents, Algebra, Access to Education
EdChoice, 2018
This annual publication of "The ABCs of School Choice" is a comprehensive, data-rich guide to every private school choice program in America. This publication outlines how each program works, whom it serves, and offers feedback on how it could be changed to help even more families in a particular state. Programs are grouped…
Descriptors: School Choice, Private Schools, Geographic Location, Tax Credits
Ee, Jongyeon; Orfield, Gary; Teitell, Jennifer – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2018
Private schools have a long and important tradition in U.S. education and have been the focus of a great deal of political controversy in recent years. There is deep division among Americans over the desirability of using public funds to finance vouchers for private education--an issue that has become the leading educational goal of the Trump…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Private Education, Student Diversity, Racial Composition
Rafa, Alyssa – Education Commission of the States, 2018
The practice of seclusion generally refers to procedures that isolate a student from others, while restraint refers to the physical holding or mechanical restriction of a student's movement. While these practices are typically utilized as tools for addressing imminent safety concerns, the use of restraint or seclusion on students who are…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, School Policy, State Legislation
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Lessne, Deborah; Yanez, Christine – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Data from the School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, a nationally representative sample survey of students ages 12 through 18, were used to examine changes in reports of bullying and being called hate-related words at school. The SCS study is completed every other year. Data from five consecutive surveys are…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Student Surveys, Preadolescents
Sanders, Ben – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
The National Student Outcomes Survey (SOS) collects information about students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) in the previous calendar year. The gathered information on the surveyed VET students includes their reasons for training, employment outcomes, satisfaction with training, and further study outcomes. The survey…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Outcome Measures, Student Surveys, National Surveys
Ziebarth, Todd; Palmer, Louann Bierlein – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2018
This ninth edition of "Measuring up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws" presents the latest activity in charter public school legislation across the country. For the second year in a row, the 2018 rankings measure each state's charter school law against the National Alliance's updated model charter school law, "New…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, School Law, State Legislation
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Cronen, Stephanie; Isenberg, Emily – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
A common approach to describing the credentials required for occupations is to cite whether workers hold an educational degree beyond a high school diploma--that is, whether they hold a postsecondary degree. Using a postsecondary degree as a measure of occupational credentialing, 45 percent of labor force participants (adults who are working or…
Descriptors: Credentials, Academic Degrees, Labor Force, Occupational Surveys
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Jackson, Michael; Diliberti, Melissa; Kemp, Jana; Hummel, Steven; Cox, Christina; Gbondo-Tugbawa, Komba; Simon, Dillon – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) is managed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. SSOCS collects extensive crime and safety data from principals and administrators of public schools in the United States. Data from this collection can be…
Descriptors: School Surveys, Crime, School Safety, Public Schools
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Mulligan, Gail M.; McCaroll, Jill Carlivati; Flanagan, Kristin Denton; Potter, Daniel – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report is intended to provide a snapshot of the children in the ECLS-K:2011 cohort who were in kindergarten for the first time in the 2010-11 school year and in fourth grade 4 years later during the spring of 2015. About 88 percent of children enrolled in kindergarten in 2010-11 were in kindergarten for the first time that school year and…
Descriptors: Children, Surveys, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 4
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Zhang, Anlan; Wang, Ke; Zhang, Jizhi; Kemp, Jana; Diliberti, Melissa; Oudekerk, Barbara A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
A joint effort by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in schools and colleges. This report presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population from an array of sources--the National Crime…
Descriptors: Crime, Violence, School Safety, National Surveys
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