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Title:  Digest of Education Statistics, 2008
Description: The 44th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest's primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: March 2009
Web Release: March 18, 2009
Publication #: NCES 2009020
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Thomas D. Snyder, Sally A. Dillow, and Charlene M. Hoffman
Type of Product: Compendium
Survey/Program Areas: Annual Reports Program (Annual)
Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B)
Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)
Common Core of Data (CCD)
Current Population Survey, October (CPS)
Crime and Safety Surveys (CSS)
Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS)
Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS)
High School Transcript Studies (HST)
International Activities Program (IAP)
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
National Household Education Survey (NHES)
National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS)
National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF)
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)
Private School Survey (PSS)
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Compendium, please contact:
Thomas D. Snyder.
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