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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd 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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Garrett, Rachel; Davis, Elisabeth; Eisner, Ryan – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2019
Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has witnessed an increase in the number of English learner students in grades K-12 over recent years, with students coming from more diverse backgrounds in race/ethnicity, countries of origin, and native language. This requires more support from the district to meet diverse needs in terms of languages,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
This report examines what is known about enrollment, discipline, and support staff in alternative schools, among other objectives. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) analyzed data on alternative schools for school years 2013-14 and 2015-16 from Education's Civil Rights Data Collection (most recent years available); visited selected school…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Disproportionate Representation
Houston Independent School District, 2019
The State Compensatory Education (SCE) program is designed to reduce dropout rates and increase academic performance of students identified as being at-risk of dropping out of school. For this year's evaluation of SCE, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) served as the state assessment measures for grades 3 through 8 and…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, School Districts
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Marcotte, Dave E.; Dalane, Kari – Educational Researcher, 2019
We examine the effect of the expansion of charter schools on socioeconomic segregation in American public education. Using a district-level panel data set from 1998 to 2015, we describe and model changes in within-district segregation of low-income students, proxied by free-lunch eligibility (FLE). We show that the segregation of FLE students from…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Socioeconomic Influences, Educational Discrimination, Social Bias
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Cooc, North – Journal of Special Education, 2019
School districts in the United States are required to monitor the overrepresentation of students of color in special education, yet recent studies have challenged these trends and suggest students of color may be underrepresented for services guaranteed under federal law. Missing in many of these discussions on disproportionality are the needs of…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Pacific Islanders, Acculturation, Special Education
Butler, Aaron; Poquette, Hannah – Kentucky Department of Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the progress being made to close the current achievement gap in Kentucky. Guiding the study is the following research question: Which districts are closing racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps at rates that exceed expectations? The authors assess districts' progress in closing racial and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, School Districts, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 54th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the purpose of the "Digest" is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. It contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Poquette, Hannah; Butler, Aaron – Kentucky Department of Education, 2019
This report is a continuation of work that examined the progress being made by districts to close the achievement gap in Kentucky (Butler and Poquette, 2019) and aims to further investigate the context in which districts are closing the achievement gap. Districts' achievement gap issues vary significantly: the size of districts' achievement gaps…
Descriptors: School Districts, Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, Ethnicity