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ERIC Number: ED544580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 758
Abstractor: ERIC
Digest of Education Statistics, 2011. NCES 2012-001
Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.
National Center for Education Statistics
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th 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 Programs for Education and Related Activities, Outcomes of Education, International Comparisons of Education, and 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 29 figures and 450 tables.) [For Appendices, see ED544581. For "Digest of Education Statistics, 2010. NCES 2011-015," see ED518987.]
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Libraries, Adult Education, Enrollment, Expenditures, Educational Finance, Economic Climate, Instructional Program Divisions, Educational Attainment, Young Adults, High School Graduates, College Graduates, Racial Differences, Teacher Student Ratio, Public Schools, Early Childhood Education, Income, Expenditure per Student, Academic Degrees, Age Differences, 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, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, School Personnel, College Students, Student Financial Aid, Crime, Drug Abuse, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Population Trends, Family Characteristics, 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, Parent Participation, Catholic Schools, Tuition, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Salaries, Masters Degrees, Principals, School Districts, School District Size, High School Equivalency Programs, Incidence, Child Development, Academic Achievement, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills, Psychomotor Skills, Language Skills, Science Process Skills, Scores, History, Civics, Economics, Art Education, College Bound Students, Student Behavior, Student Participation, Homework, Suspension, Expulsion, Violence, State Standards, Special Education, Credits, Teacher Certification, Criterion Referenced Tests, Foreign Students, STEM Education, Minority Groups, Institutional Characteristics, 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), Definitions
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: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Kindergarten; Grade 4; Grade 8; Grade 12; Adult Education; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: 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: ED557072; ED559978; ED544216; ED555627