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ERIC Number: ED556349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 940
Abstractor: ERIC
Digest of Education Statistics 2013. NCES 2015-011
Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.
National Center for Education Statistics
The 2013 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 49th 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: All Levels of Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Funds for Education and Related Activities, Outcomes of Education, International Comparisons of Education, and Libraries and Technology. Each chapter is divided into a number of topical subsections. Preceding the seven 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. The Digest concludes with three appendices. The first appendix, "Guide to Sources," provides a brief synopsis of the surveys used to generate the Digest tables; the second, "Definitions," is included to help readers understand terms used in the Digest; and the third, "Index of Table Numbers," allows readers to quickly locate tables on specific topics.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Age Discrimination Act 1975; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984; Child Nutrition Act 1966; Civil Rights Act 1964; Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Drug Free Schools and Communities Act 1986; Economic Opportunity Act 1964; Education Amendments 1972; Education Amendments 1974; Education Consolidation and Improvement Act 1981; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986; Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Family Support Act 1988; Goals 2000; Handicapped Childrens Protection Act 1986; Higher Education Act 1965; Higher Education Act Title IV; Indian Self Determination Education Assistance Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004; Manpower Development and Training Act; Middle Income Student Assistance Act; Morrill Act 1862; National Defense Education Act; National Literacy Act 1991; National School Lunch Act 1946; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act 1981; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504); School to Work Opportunities Act 1994; Smith Hughes Act; Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act; Vocational Education Act 1963; Vocational Education Amendments 1968; Workforce Investment Act 1998; Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED-IES-12-D- 0002