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American School Board Journal, 2003
This is a compilation of educational data, presented in charts, for each state and the District of Columbia. Included are demographic data, financial and budgetary data, and academic information. Also included are national averages for each item listed. Includes the 16 sources for the information presented here. (WFA)
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment
Suslick, Margaret – American School Board Journal, 2001
Each year, "Education Vital Signs" takes a look at how demographics, finance, test scores, and other important school-related trends are changing across the United States. Information is presented in state-by-state charts broken down into three areas-achievement, finances, and school and classroom characteristics-across the nation's six regions.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Educational Trends
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2000
This special section outlines recent trends, including U.S. population projections (highlighting growth in aging and minority groups), public opinion about schools and school choice, accountability concerns, achievement scores, technology access, early childhood issues, and state and regional statistics on finance, school characteristics, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Educational Trends
American School Board Journal, 1996
Summarizes important education news in six sections, highlighting "main events" (from politics to privatization); (unfavorable) international comparisons of mathematics and science proficiency, reading literacy, and computer usage; common measures documenting kids' rising distress levels; school leaders' demographics and prime worries; rising…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Bushweller, Kevin, Ed.; Zakariya, Sally Banks, Ed. – American School Board Journal, 1997
This 13th annual edition of "Education Vital Signs" reports on indicators of school and student success, such as parent involvement, academic coursework, high school completion, technology use, achievement test scores, and student performance on reading, math, and science assessments. Also offers state-by-state statistics and a profile of school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Boards of Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Attainment
American School Board Journal, 1992
Although 1992 Scholastic Aptitude Test scores have risen slightly, scores are closely linked to family income and education. ACT (American College Testing Program) scores are tied more to academic preparation. Reading performance has improved, but math performance lags behind other nations. Educator demographics, salary information, and regional…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Boards of Education, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
American School Board Journal, 1986
Presents a state-by-state report of vital school statistics in the following categories: per-pupil expenditures; average teacher salaries; federal, state, and local funding percentages; per capita income; poverty percentages; pupil-teacher ratios; enrollment; minority characteristics; and Scholastic Aptitude Test scores. Contains six charts that…
Descriptors: Charts, Demography, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Hardy, Lawrence, Ed.; Bushweller, Kevin, Ed. – American School Board Journal, 1999
Begins with a look at the year's major education news: implications of the massacre at Columbine High School, major Supreme Court decisions, and pro- and anti-voucher political rhetoric. Following is an analysis of how the nation is doing on the Goals 2000. Other sections take the pulse of public education and analyze the challenges faced by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Educational Trends
American School Board Journal, 1986
Presents six charts dealing with the following information: 1978 and 1985 profiles of school board members; four key areas of conflict between school boards and superintendents; comparative salaries of school administrators; increases in administrator salaries; public opinion of school administrators; and increases in school construction…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education
American School Board Journal, 1983
A national survey to which 4,210 board members responded gathered data by geographic region on members' age, ethnic group, sex, income, length of board experience, and opinions on current educational concerns and priorities and on the roles of boards and superintendents in over 20 areas of school governance. (RW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Role
Underwood, Kenneth E.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1980
Results of a national survey of board of education members include demographic information and outline the members' most pressing concerns. Members' concerns are compared with those the general public expressed in the 1979 Gallup Poll. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitudes, Boards of Education, Demography