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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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McFarland, Joel; Cui, Jiashan; Rathbun, Amy; Holmes, Juliet – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The report draws on a wide array of surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates at the state and national levels. 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…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, High School Students, Dropout Rate, Dropouts
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Lewis, Laurie; Gray, Lucinda – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
The 2015-16 survey "Programs and Services for High School English Learners" provides the first nationally representative data on this topic. This report is based on that survey and presents data on programs and services for high school English learners (ELs), including instructional approaches, newcomer programs, online or computer-based…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Public Schools
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McFarland, Joel; Stark, Patrick; Cui, Jiashan – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
Dropping out of high school is related to a number of negative outcomes. For example, the median income of persons ages 18 through 67 who had not completed high school was roughly $26,000 in 2013. By comparison, the median income of persons ages 18 through 67 who completed their education with at least a high school credential (i.e., a regular…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, High School Graduates, Dropout Rate
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Stark, Patrick; Noel, Amber M. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. It presents estimates of rates in 2012, provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last four decades (1972-2012), and examines the characteristics of high school…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, High School Students, Graduation Rate, Student Characteristics
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Malkus, Nathaniel; Sen, Anindita – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
The General Educational Development (GED) credential is often considered to be the equivalent of a high school diploma for students who do not graduate from high school. A GED credential can expand opportunities in the labor market (Song and Hsu 2008) and in postsecondary education for those who obtain it. Nearly all postsecondary institutions (98…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Student Characteristics, Adult Students, High School Students
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
The 2009 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 45th 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 Programs, Outcomes of Education
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Planty, Michael; Provasnik, Stephen; Hussar, William; Snyder, Thomas; Kena, Grace; Hampden-Thompson, Gillian; Dinkes, Rachel; Choy, Susan – National Center for Education Statistics, 2007
"The Condition of Education, 2007" summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents 48 indicators on the status and condition of education and a special analysis on high school coursetaking. The indicators represent a consensus of professional judgment on the most significant…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.; Hoffman, Charlene M. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
The primary purpose of the "Digest of Education Statistics" 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 both government and private sources, and draws especially on the results…
Descriptors: Homework, Undergraduate Students, Substance Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education