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ERIC Number: ED544576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 836
Abstractor: ERIC
Digest of Education Statistics, 2012. NCES 2014-015
Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.
National Center for Education Statistics
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th 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: (1) All Levels of Education; (2) Elementary and Secondary Education; (3) Postsecondary Education; (4) Federal Programs for Education and Related Activities: (5) Outcomes of Education; (6) International Comparisons of Education; and (7) Libraries and Adult Education. Preceding these 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. (Contains 493 tables and 29 figures. Individual chapters contain footnotes) [For Appendices, see ED544579. For "Digest of Education Statistics, 2011. NCES 2012-001," see ED544580.]
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Adult Education, Outcomes of Education, Definitions, Enrollment Rate, Teacher Student Ratio, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Attainment, Computer Uses in Education, Racial Composition, Family Characteristics, Expenditures, Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, Parent Participation, Teacher Characteristics, School Personnel, School Districts, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, School District Size, High School Equivalency Programs, Age Differences, Student Characteristics, Gender Differences, Aptitude Tests, Cognitive Ability, Standardized Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Credits, Student Behavior, Student Participation, School Libraries, College Libraries, School Surveys, Educational Technology, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Libraries, Economic Climate, Instructional Program Divisions, Young Adults, High School Graduates, College Graduates, Racial Differences, Public Schools, Income, Expenditure per Student, Academic Degrees, Full Time Students, Full Time Equivalency, Federal Aid, Budgets, Labor Force, Employment Level, Adults, Older Adults, Unemployment, Dropouts, Salaries, Geographic Location, Bachelors Degrees, Graduate Study, Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Financial Aid, Crime, Drug Abuse, Internet, Access to Computers, Population Trends, Children, Family Structure, Family Income, Poverty, Resource Allocation, State Aid, Local Government, Attendance Patterns, Home Schooling, Kindergarten, Individual Characteristics, School Schedules, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Academically Gifted, Second Language Learning, Course Selection (Students), Private Schools, Preschool Education, Child Care, Catholic Schools, Tuition, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Salaries, Masters Degrees, Principals, Incidence, Child Development, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills, Psychomotor Skills, Language Skills, Science Process Skills, Scores, History, Civics, Economics, Art Education, College Bound Students, Homework, Suspension, Expulsion, Violence, State Standards, Special Education, Teacher Certification, Criterion Referenced Tests, Foreign Students, STEM Education, Minority Groups, Doctoral Degrees, Second Language Instruction, Psychology, Political Science, Academic Persistence, Fees, Student Loan Programs, Taxes, Occupations, Independent Living, Substance Abuse, High School Seniors, Adolescents, Teaching Conditions, Library Materials, Library Services, Adult Basic Education, English (Second Language)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Adult Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 8; Grade 12; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey; Fast Response Survey System; General Educational Development Tests; Graduate Record Examinations; National Adult Literacy Survey (NCES); National Assessment of Adult Literacy; National Assessment of Educational Progress; National Health Interview Survey; National Household Education Survey; Program for International Student Assessment; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study; Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (NCES); SAT (College Admission Test); Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES); Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study; Youth Risk Behavior Survey
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED565484; ED562604; ED544499; ED549980; ED561224