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ERIC Number: ED574257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 386
Abstractor: ERIC
The Condition of Education 2017. NCES 2017-144
McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena
National Center for Education Statistics
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons. "The Condition" includes an "At a Glance" section, which allows readers to quickly make comparisons within and across indicators, and a "Highlights" section, which captures a key finding or set of findings from each indicator. The report contains a "Reader's Guide," a "Glossary," and a "Guide to Data Sources" that provide additional information to help place the indicators in context. In addition, each indicator references the data tables that were used to produce the indicator, most of which are in the "Digest of Education Statistics." In addition to the regularly updated annual indicators, this year's report highlights innovative data collections and analyses from across the Center: (1) The first spotlight indicator examines the relationship between student risk factors at kindergarten entry (poverty and low parent educational attainment) and academic achievement in early elementary school; (2) The second spotlight indicator draws on administrative data from the Center's EDFacts data collection and finds that 2.5 percent of students in U.S. public elementary and secondary schools were reported as homeless in 2014-15; (3) The third spotlight indicator draws on longitudinal data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Study to examine the rates at which first-time college students persist toward completion of a degree or certificate; and (4) The fourth spotlight indicator examines how disability rates for U.S. adults vary by educational attainment, finding that 16 percent of 25- to 64-year-olds who had not completed high school had one or more disabilities in 2015, compared to 4 percent of those who had completed a bachelor's degree and 3 percent of those who had completed a master's or higher degree. In addition, two indicators provide insights from the Center's recent work on technology in education. The first previews key findings from the Center's upcoming report, "Student Access to Digital Learning Resources Outside of the Classroom." The second presents findings from the National Assessment of Educational Progress's 8th-grade Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment. [For the 2016 report: "The Condition of Education 2016. NCES 2016-144," see ED565888.]
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Risk, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Poverty, Race, Ethnicity, Native Language, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Homeless People, Public Schools, Place of Residence, Student Characteristics, School Location, College Students, Academic Persistence, Age, Two Year Colleges, College Entrance Examinations, Attendance, Disabilities, Employment Level, Adults, Age Groups, Young Adults, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Income, Unemployment, Full Time Equivalency, Gender Differences, Family Characteristics, Family Structure, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Access to Computers, Internet, Preschool Children, Enrollment, Secondary School Students, Charter Schools, Private Schools, Minority Group Students, English Language Learners, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Distance Education, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Environment, Racial Composition, School Demography, Low Income Students, Crime, School Safety, Bullying, Victims, Teacher Student Ratio, Educational Finance, Expenditures, National Competency Tests, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Technology, Engineering, Grade 4, Grade 8, Grade 12, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests, Graduation Rate, High Schools, Dropout Rate, Out of School Youth, White Students, African American Students, Enrollment Rate, High School Graduates, College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Intellectual Disciplines, Academic Degrees, School Holding Power, Student Costs, Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid
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 - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges; Secondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Grade 12; High Schools
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test); ACT Assessment; National Assessment of Educational Progress; Program for International Student Assessment; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDIES12D0002