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Postsecondary Education Opportunity, 2001
This document consists of the 12 monthly issues of this research newsletter for 2001. The newsletter's purpose is to inform those who formulate, fund, and administer public policy and programs about research on the condition of and influences that affect postsecondary education opportunity for all Americans. Main topics for the issues are: (1)…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Attendance, Demography, Enrollment Trends
Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
This publication provides a comprehensive overview of work done across all parts of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Each issue contains short publications, summaries, and descriptions that cover all NCES publications and data products released during a 3-month period. Each issue also contains a message from the NCES on a…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Dillow, Sally, Ed. – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
This publication provides a comprehensive overview of work done across all parts of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Each issue contains short publications, summaries, and descriptions that cover all NCES publications and data products released during a 3-month period. Each issue also contains a message from the NCES on a…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Meyer, Robert H. – NISE Brief, 2000
This issue of NISE Brief discusses the weakness of the most commonly used educational outcome indicators--average and median test scores and proficiency-level indicators--and the advantages of value-added indicators. It offers a critique of the average test score as a measure of school and program performance as an example based on national data.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation
Kaye, H. Stephen – Disability Statistics Abstract, 1997
This abstract uses graphs and text to summarize recent statistics on the education of children with disabilities based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. It reports that 12.2 percent of students enrolled in American schools in 1993-94 were officially designated as having disabilities. More than two-thirds of students have mental or…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education
Word, David L. – Current Population Reports, 1989
The estimates in this report are the product of research conducted over the past decade. They represent an extension of the Administrative Records method, the newest of the estimating techniques used at the U.S. Census Bureau for producing population estimates. Two chapters are devoted to a detailed discussion of the methodology used to derive the…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants
Brinkman, Paul T.; Allen, Richard H. – AIR Professional File, 1986
Concepts of costs and cost analysis in higher education are examined, along with how to prepare for a cost study. Specific cost analysis techniques are identified, along with types of data generated and potential problems. In preparing for cost studies, it is important to consider: purpose, types of cost analysis, types of cost, common…
Descriptors: College Administration, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Higher Education
Fordyce, Hugh – Research Report, 1988
Issues concerning the collection and uses of data about college student retention are considered. Some of the documented findings about student retention in U.S. colleges is summarized, with attention to both national data and data for colleges belonging to the United Negro College Fund. Difficulties in obtaining useful retention data are…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Colleges, College Students, Data Collection
Allard, Celia A. – AIR Professional File, 1984
Approaches for undertaking a faculty salary equity analysis are discussed. An institutional researcher must have a clear understanding as to why the study is being performed. Faculty handbooks and policy manuals are good starting points for determining how salary decisions are made. Once the salary allocation criteria have been identified, the…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Faculty, Data Analysis, Employment Practices
O'Connell, Martin; Rogers, Carolyn C. – Current Population Reports, 1983
The Special Studies Series of analytical reports, prepared by demographers in the Population Division, Bureau of the Census, present analyses of statistics and suggest possible implications for public policy. Part of this series, the present report uses data from the June 1982 Current Population Survey and updates a June 1977 Census Bureau study…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Demography, Early Childhood Education
Anderson, Richard E.; Darkenwald, Gordon G. – 1979
A study was conducted to analyze the sociodemographic determinants of participation, satisfaction, and persistence in American adult education in order to formulate recommendations for public policy regarding access to lifelong learning opportunities. Data were collected from questionnaire responses by a sample of 79,631 adults. Of the total…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Dropouts, Adult Education, Adult Students
Olejnik, Stephen – 1978
The measurement of change in quasi-experimental educational research was discussed. Problems related to measuring change exist to varying degrees in all research designs; these issues are less troublesome in experimental studies because the investigator can manipulate the interest variables and observe their effects on other variables. Measuring…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Educational Testing
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div. – 1979
This report presents an historical review of changes in the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the black population in the United States. The study focuses on changes which have occurred in population distribution, income levels, labor force, employment, education, family composition, mortality, fertility, housing, voting, public…
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black Education, Black Employment, Black History
Revista de Investigacion Educativa, 1998
Articles in this volume focus on the following: specialized research; methodological challenges; establishment of a categorization system for sociometric analysis and its application in the multicultural classroom; a case study of factors to prevent school failure in children at risk; the KeyMatch-R scale (study of a curriculum-related diagnostic…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Case Studies, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis
American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC. – 1995
This collection of 11 abstracts presents research findings and data on students and colleges in The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The documents provide information regarding percentage of community colleges by enrollment category and type of college in 1993, the number and percent of community colleges offering student housing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Faculty, College Housing
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