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ERIC Number: ED580954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 970
Abstractor: ERIC
Digest of Education Statistics 2016, 52nd Edition. NCES 2017-094
Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A.
National Center for Education Statistics
The 2016 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 52nd 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 Funds for Education and Related Activities;(5) Outcomes of Education; (6) International Comparisons of Education; and (7) Libraries and Use of 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. For "Digest of Education Statistics 2015, 51st Edition. NCES 2016-014," see ED570993.]
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Analysis, Libraries, Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Enrollment, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates, Dropouts, College Faculty, Academic Degrees, Student Costs, Undergraduate Study, Educational Attainment, Resource Allocation, Adult Literacy, Unemployment, Expenditure per Student, Age Differences, Income, Proprietary Schools, Wages, Gender Differences, Majors (Students), Expenditures, Access to Computers, School Personnel, Suspension, Student Financial Aid, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Family Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Teachers, Economic Factors, Educational History, Child Care, Young Children, Public Schools, Attendance, Student Characteristics, English Language Learners, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Academically Gifted, Private Schools, Home Schooling, Parent Participation, Teacher Student Ratio, Teacher Characteristics, Class Size, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Salaries, Principals, School Districts, School Size, Educational Facilities, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Skills, Reading Achievement, National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Scores, Course Selection (Students), Grade Repetition, College Entrance Examinations, College Bound Students, Homework, Extracurricular Activities, Crime, Victims, Educational Environment, Violence, Weapons, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Smoking, Discipline, Safety, School Security, Juvenile Justice, State Regulation, College Admission, Full Time Equivalency, Migration, Place of Residence, Study Abroad, Foreign Students, Courses, Colleges, Black Colleges, Educational Certificates, Intellectual Disciplines, Graduate Study, Occupations, Employment Level, Graduates, Student Attitudes, Adults, Job Skills, Continuing Education, Instruction
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: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; SAT (College Admission Test); Graduate Record Examinations
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDIES12D0002