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Volume 7
 
A Profile of the American High School Sophomore in 2002: Initial Results From the Base Year of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Steven J. Ingels, Laura J. Burns, Stephanie Charleston, Xianglei Chen, and Emily Forrest Cataldi
    

Presents findings from the base year of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002). Provides descriptive information about the experiences and characteristics of a nationally representative sample of 10th-graders who were studied in spring 2002.

Adolescent Cigarette Smoking: A Longitudinal Analysis Through Young Adulthood, from from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: David C. Miller
    

Presents the incidence of daily smoking among adolescents at various points over a 12-year period. Identifies several specific developmental patterns and examines them in relation to various descriptive characteristics.

Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2003, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Basmat Parsad and Jennifer Jones
    

Presents 10 years of data on internet access in public schools, including national estimates as well as selected findings by school characteristics.

Rates of Computer and Internet Use by Children in Nursery School and Students in Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade: 2003, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Matthew DeBell
    

Describes the percentages of students in grade 12 or below who used computers or the Internet in 2003.

Distance Education Courses for Public Elementary and Secondary School Students: 2002–03, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: J. Carl Setzer and Laurie Lewis
    

Presents national estimates of the number of districts and schools with students enrolled in distance education courses, as well as the number of enrollments in these courses; identifies the most common distance education technologies; and provides districts' reasons for having distance education courses.

Computer Technology in the Public School Classroom: Teacher Perspectives, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Lawrence Lanahan and Janet Boysen
    

Describes the types of technologies public school teachers find essential and whether they consider technology sufficiently available in their classrooms. Also compares teacher opinions across various teacher characteristics.

Qualifications of Public Secondary School Biology Teachers, 1999–2000, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Daniel J. McGrath, Emily W. Holt, and Marilyn M. Seastrom
    

Describes the qualifications of public middle school and high school biology teachers in terms of the subject matter of their certifications and postsecondary majors and minors.

Private School Teacher Turnover and Teacher Perceptions of School Organizational Characteristics, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Daniel J. McGrath and Daniel Princiotta
    

Examines teacher-perceived school organizational character-istics, and relationships between these characteristics and teacher turnover in Catholic, other religious, and nonsectarian private schools.

Parent and Family Involvement in Education: 2002–03, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Nancy Vaden-Kiernan and John McManus
    

Presents data on students in kindergarten through 12th grade and focuses on their families' involvement in their children's education. Examines educational activities related to school and outside of school.

Dual Enrollment of High School Students at Postsecondary Institutions: 2002–03, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Brian Kleiner and Laurie Lewis
    

Reports on the prevalence of college coursetaking by high school students at their institutions, both within and outside of dual enrollment programs. Presents information on institutions with dual enrollment programs, at the national level and by institution type and size.

Dual Credit and Exam-Based Courses in U.S. Public High Schools: 2002–03, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Tiffany Waits, J. Carl Setzer, and Laurie Lewis
    

Provides national estimates of the number of public high schools that offered dual credit and/or exam-based courses (e.g., Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses), as well as the number of enrollments in these courses.

Public Elementary and Secondary Students, Staff, Schools, and School Districts: School Year 2002–03, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Lee Hoffman, Jennifer Sable, Julia Naum, and Dell Gray
    

Presents data about the students enrolled in public education, including the number of students by grade and the number receiving special education, migrant, or English language learner services.

Revenues and Expenditures by Public School Districts: School Year 2001-02, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Frank Johnson
    

Reports on public school district revenues and expenditures per student. Presents national and state values for the median school district and for districts at the 5th and 95th percentiles.

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2002–03, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Jason Hill and Frank Johnson
    

Presents national and state data on public education finances, including revenues by source, expenditures per student, and expenditures for instruction.

 
Volume 6
 
America's Charter Schools: Results From the NAEP 2003 Pilot Study, from Volume 6—Issue 4
     By: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
    

Highlights some results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) pilot study of America 's charter schools and their students, conducted as part of the 2003 NAEP grade 4 assessments in reading and mathematics.

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results From the 2001–2002 Private School Universe Survey, from Volume 6—Issue 4
     By: Stephen P. Broughman and Kathleen W. Pugh
    

Presents universe data on private schools, teachers, and students by school size, school level, religious orientation, geographical region, community type, and program emphasis.

Dropout Rates in the United States: 2001, from Volume 6—Issue 4
     By: Phillip Kaufman, Martha Naomi Alt, and Christopher Chapman
     Presents estimates of high school dropout and completion rates in 2001, and includes time series data on high school dropout and completion rates for the period 1972 through 2001. Also examines characteristics of high school dropouts and high school completers in 2001.
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2004, from Volume 6—Issue 4
     By: Jill F. DeVoe, Katharin Peter, Philip Kaufman, Amanda Miller, Margaret Noonan, Thomas D. Snyder, and Katrina Baum
    

Draws from a wide range of sources to provide an annual snapshot of specific crime and safety indicators, covering such topics as victimization, fights, bullying, classroom disorder, teacher injury, weapons, and student perceptions of school safety.

 
The Summer After Kindergarten: Children's Activities and Library Use by Household Socioeconomic Status, from Volume 6—Issue 3
     By: David Meyer, Daniel Princiotta, and Lawrence Lanahan
     Provides a description of children's participation in various activities, particularly library use, during the summer after kindergarten. Compares children's participation in activities in the summer of 1999 across a measure of socioeconomic status.
1.1 Million Homeschooled Students in the United States in 2003,from Volume 6—Issue 3
     By: Daniel Princiotta, Stacey Bielick, and Chris Chapman
     Provides estimates of the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the United States in 2003, and compares these estimates to those from 1999. Also describes parents' primary reasons for homeschooling their children.
Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2001–02, from Volume 6—Issue 3
     By: Crecilla Cohen and Frank Johnson
     Presents national and state data on public education finances, including revenues by source, expenditures per student, and expenditures for instruction.
English Language Learner Students in U.S. Public Schools: 1994 and 2000, from Volume 6—Issue 3
     By: David Meyer, David Madden, and Daniel J. McGrath
     Examines recent growth in the population of English Language Learner (ELL) students in public schools in the United States at the national and regional levels. Also describes regional differences in the concentration of ELL students within schools.
Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results From the Teacher Follow-up Survey, 2000–01, from Volume 6—Issue 3
     By: Michael T. Luekens, Deanna M. Lyter, and Erin E. Fox
     Examines the characteristics of teachers who left the teaching profession between the 1999–2000 and 2000–01 school years, teachers who continued teaching but changed schools, and teachers who continued teaching in the same school in 2000–01.
Who Teaches Reading in Public Elementary Schools? The Assignments and Educational Preparation of Reading Teachers, from Volume 6—Issue 3
     By: David Meyer and Daniel J. McGrath
     Presents 1999–2000 school year estimates of the number of public general elementary school teachers, public elementary school teachers who taught reading as a main assignment, and other elementary teachers who taught at least one reading class. Also describes these three groups of teachers in terms of their educational preparation in reading and elementary education.
 
The High School Sophomore Class of 2002: A Demographic Description-First Results From the Base Year of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, from Volume 6—Issues 1 & 2
     By: Steven J. Ingels and Leslie A. Scott
     Summarizes the sociodemographic and educational characteristics of the sophomore class of 2002, captured in a series of student- and school-level classification variables.
Before- and After-School Care, Programs, and Activities of Children in Kindergarten Through Eighth Grade: 2001, from Volume 6—Issues 1 & 2
     By: Brian Kleiner, Mary Jo Nolin, and Chris Chapman
     Examines the ways kindergartners through eighth-graders spend their time out of school: with relatives or nonrelatives in a home setting, in center- or school-based programs or activities, or by themselves.
Revenues and Expenditures by Public School Districts: School Year 2000–2001, from Volume 6—Issues 1 & 2
     By: Frank Johnson
     Reports on public school district revenues and expenditures per student. Presents national and state values for the median school district and for districts at the 10th and 90th percentiles.
 
Volume 5
 
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics Highlights 2003, from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: James S. Braswell, Mary C. Daane, and Wendy S. Grigg
     Presents highlights of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2003 mathematics assessment. Describes the assessment content and presents major assessment results at grades 4 and 8 for the nation and participating states and jurisdictions. Also presents performance results for selected subgroups.
The Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Assessment, Mathematics Highlights 2003, from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: Anthony D. Lutkus and Arlene W. Weiner
     Presents school district-level results of the NAEP mathematics 2003 assessment at grades 4 and 8 for nine urban public school districts. Also presents performance results for selected subgroups.
The Nation's Report Card: Reading Highlights 2003, from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: Patricia L. Donahue, Mary C. Daane, and Wendy S. Grigg
     Presents highlights of the NAEP 2003 reading assessment. Describes the assessment content and presents major assessment results at grades 4 and 8 for the nation and participating states and jurisdictions. Also presents performance results for selected subgroups.
The Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Assessment, Reading Highlights 2003, from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: Anthony D. Lutkus and Arlene W. Weiner
     Presents school district-level results of the NAEP 2002 and 2003 reading assessments at grades 4 and 8. Provides results for the five urban public school districts that participated in the 2002 assessment and the four additional districts that participated in 2003. Also presents performance results for selected subgroups.
Violence in U.S. Public Schools: 2000 School Survey on Crime and Safety, from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: Amanda K. Miller
     Focuses on the presence of violence and serious violence (a subset of violence) that occurred in American public schools during the 1999-2000 school year.
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2003, from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: Jill F. DeVoe, Katharin Peter, Phillip Kaufman, Sally A. Ruddy, Amanda K. Miller, Mike Planty, Thomas D. Snyder, and Michael R. Rand
     Draws from numerous sources to provide the latest indicator data on crime and safety at school, including updates on student and teacher victimization, weapons and fights at school, and students' alcohol and marijuana use. Also covers student victimization away from school.
Public High School Dropouts and Completers From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2000-01, from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: Beth Aronstamm Young
     Presents the number and percentage of students who dropped out of and completed public school among states that reported dropouts.
Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2001-02 , from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: Jennifer Sable and Beth Aronstamm Young
     Describes the characteristics of the 100 largest school districts, such as number and average size of schools, pupil/teacher ratios, number of high school completers, number of special education students, and minority enrollment.
School District Expenditures for Elementary and Secondary Education: 1997-98, from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: Joel D. Sherman, Barbra Gregory, Jeffrey M. Poirier, and Xiaolan Ye
     Presents school district-level analyses of expenditures for the 1997-98 school year for the nation and the states.
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The Nation's Report Card: Writing 2002, from Volume 5—Issue 3
     By: Hilary R. Persky, Mary C. Daane, and Ying Jin
     Reports national and state-level results on student performance in writing. Includes data on student subgroups and comparisons of results from 2002 with those from 1998.
Public High School Graduates Who Participated in Vocational/Technical Education: 1982–1998, from Volume 5—Issue 3
     By: Karen Levesque
     Uses high school transcript data to examine trends in vocational coursetaking among students concentrating in an occupational program area. Considers variables such as student race/ethnicity, sex, disability status, English proficiency, and academic achievement.
Getting Ready to Pay for College: What Students and Their Parents Know About the Cost of College Tuition and What They Are Doing to Find Out, from Volume 5—Issue 3
     By: Laura J. Horn, Xianglei Chen, and Chris Chapman
     Investigates how much college-bound students in grades 6 through 12 and their parents know about the cost of attending college, and the relationships between their knowledge of college costs and how they go about preparing for college.
High School Guidance Counseling, from Volume 5—Issue 3
     By: Basmat Parsad, Debbie Alexander, Elizabeth Farris, and Lisa Hudson
     Describes guidance programs, activities, and staff at public high schools. Includes national estimates on the goals, plans, and features of guidance programs; participation by 11th- and 12th-graders; and professional development and characteristics of guidance staff.
Overview and Inventory of State Education Reforms: 1990 to 2000 , from Volume 5—Issue 3
     By: David Hurst, Alexandra Tan, Anne Meek, and Jason Sellers
     Examines developments in state-level education policies, including reform efforts related to standards, assessment, and accountability; school finance; teacher training and school resources; and school choice options.
 
School District Revenues for Elementary and Secondary Education: 1997–98, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Joel D. Sherman, Barbara Gregory, and Jeffrey M. Poirier
     Examines differences in public school district revenues by geographic region, school district size, and district fiscal and demographic characteristics. Also ranks states on interdistrict variation.
Revenues and Expenditures by Public School Districts: School Year 1999–2000, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Frank Johnson
     Reports on public school district revenues and expenditures per student. Presents national and state values for the median school district and for districts at the 10th and 90th percentiles.
Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2000–01, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Elise St. John
     Presents national and state data on public education finances, including revenues by source, expenditures per student, and expenditures for instruction.
Effects of Energy Needs and Expenditures on U.S. Public Schools, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Timothy Smith, Rebecca Porch, Elizabeth Farris, and William Fowler
     Examines actual and budgeted energy expenditures, efforts to reduce energy consumption, characteristics of districts with sufficient and insufficient energy budgets, and experiences of districts with energy budget shortfalls.
Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Districts: School Year 2001–02, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Lee M. Hoffman
     Presents national and state data on the number, type, size, and location of schools and districts. Also includes data on the numbers of students in programs for migrant education, limited English proficiency, and special education.
Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State: School Year 2001–02, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Beth Aronstamm Young
     Provides national and state data on the number of students enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools, number of staff by type, number of high school graduates, and race/ethnicity of students and graduates.
Trends in High School Vocational/Technical Coursetaking: 1982–1998, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Karen Levesque
     Examines public high school students' overall vocational/technical coursetaking, introductory technology and computer-related coursetaking, and ways of combining vocational technical and academic coursetaking.
Trends in the Use of School Choice, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Stacey Bielick and Chris Chapman
     Discusses 1993, 1996, and 1999 data on the percentages of students attending assigned public schools, public schools chosen by parents, and private schools; student characteristics; and outcomes such as parent satisfaction and students' plans for postsecondary education.
The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2002, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Wendy S. Grigg, Mary C. Daane, Ying Jin, and Jay R. Campbell
     Reports on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2002 Reading Assessment of fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-graders and compares results with those of previous years. Also presents results for states and other jurisdictions at grades 4 and 8.
 
Mathematics Teachers’ Familiarity With Standards and Their Instructional Practices: 1995 and 1999, from Volume 5—Issue 1
     By: Marisa Burian-Fitzgerald, Daniel J. McGrath, and Valena Plisko
     Examines mathematics teachers’ reports of their degree of familiarity with various standards and assessments, then compares these reports with the teachers’ reports of their instructional practices in the classroom.
Including Special-Needs Students in the NAEP 1998 Reading Assessment, Part I, Comparison of Overall Results With and Without Accommodations, from Volume 5—Issue 1
     By: Anthony D. Lutkus and John Mazzeo
     Recalculates NAEP 1998 Reading Assessment results to include those from special-needs students who were tested with accommodations and examines the relationship between reading performance and varying state exclusion rates for special-needs students.
The Nation’s Report Card: Science 2000, from Volume 5—Issue 1
     By: Christine Y. O’Sullivan, Mary A. Lauko, Wendy S. Grigg, Jiahe Qian, and Jinming Zhang
     Presents results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2000 Science Assessment and compares them with 1996 results.
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Volume 4
 
Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2001, from Volume 4—Issue 4
     By: Anne Kleiner and Elizabeth Farris
     Presents key findings on Internet access in public schools, including national estimates as well as selected findings by school characteristics.
 
Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2000–01, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Beth Aronstamm Young
     Describes characteristics of the 100 largest school districts, such as number and average size of schools, pupil/teacher ratios, number of high school completers, number of special education students, and minority enrollment.
Public High School Dropouts and Completers From the Common Core of Data: School Years 1998–99 and 1999–2000, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Beth Aronstamm Young
     Presents the number and percentage of students who dropped out of and completed public school among states that reported dropouts.
Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Districts: School Year 2000–01, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Lee M. Hoffman
     Provides national and state-level data on the number, type, size, and location of schools and districts. Also includes data on the numbers of students in programs for migrant education, limited English proficiency, and special education.
Public Alternative Schools and Programs for Students at Risk of Education Failure: 2000–01, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Brian Kleiner, Rebecca Porch, and Elizabeth Farris
     Provides data on the availability of and enrollment in public alternative schools and programs for at-risk students, entrance and exit criteria, staffing, curriculum and services, and collaboration.
Vocational Education Offerings in Rural High Schools, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Lisa Hudson and Linda Shafer
     Examines systems for delivering vocational education and the offerings provided by public high schools in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
The Nation's Report Card: Geography 2001, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Andrew R. Weiss, Anthony D. Lutkus, Barbara S. Hildebrant, and Matthew S. Johnson
     Presents major findings from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2001 Geography Assessment and compares the findings to 1994 results.
 
Financing Elementary and Secondary Education in the States: 1997–98, from Volume 4—Issue 2
     By: Joel D. Sherman, Elizabeth Rowe, and Lauri Peternick
     Presents state-level analyses of revenues and expenditures for the 1997–98 school year, using both unadjusted and cost-adjusted dollars.
Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 1999–2000, from Volume 4—Issue 2
     By: Frank Johnson
     Presents national and state information on public education finances, including revenues by source, expenditures per student, and expenditures for instruction.
Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State: School Year 2000–01, from Volume 4—Issue 2
     By: Beth Aronstamm Young
     Provides national and state data for public elementary and secondary schools in 2000–01.
Public High School Dropouts and Completers From the Common Core of Data: School Years 1991–92 Through 1997–98, from Volume 4—Issue 2
     By: Beth Aronstamm Young and Lee Hoffman
     Presents major findings from the analysis of public high school dropout and 4-year completion rate data.
Early Estimates of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics: School Year 2001–02, from Volume 4—Issue 2
     By: Lena M. McDowell and Frank Johnson
     Provides current-year estimates of key statistics for public elementary and secondary schools during the 2001–02 school year.
Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 1999–2000, from Volume 4—Issue 2
     By: Nancy Carey, Brian Kleiner, Rebecca Porch, and Elizabeth Farrist
     Provides a national profile of the status of arts education in U.S. public schools, including data on the availability of arts instruction, staffing, funding, supplemental programs and activities, and administrative support.
Beyond School-Level Internet Access: Support for Instructional Use of Technology, from Volume 4—Issue 2
     By: Lawrence Lanahan
     Discusses the correlation of instructional use of the Internet with availability of classroom-level access to the Internet and teacher training and support for use of the Internet.
The Nation’s Report Card: U.S. History 2001, from Volume 4—Issue 2
     By: Michael S. Lapp, Wendy S. Grigg, and Brenda S. H. Tay-Lim
     Presents major findings from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2001 U.S. History Assessment, analyzed by student subgroup and teacher and student factors, and compares them to 1994 results.
Children’s Reading and Mathematics Achievement in Kindergarten and First Grade, from Volume 4—Issue 1
     By: Kristin Denton and Jerry West
     Explores how children’s literacy skills and resources at the start of kindergarten relate to their reading and mathematics achievement at the end of kindergarten and first grade.
 

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