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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 1, Issue 4
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Note From NCES
     Note From NCES
     By:Peggy G. Carr, Associate Commissioner
     Discusses the leadership role of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in the inclusion of specialneeds students in large-scale assessments.
 
Featured Topic: Civics Achievement
     NAEP 1998 Civics Report Card for the Nation
     By:Anthony D. Lutkus, Andrew R. Weiss, Jay R. Campbell, John Mazzeo, and Stephen Lazer
     Describes the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1998 Civics Assessment. Includes average scores and achievement-level results for the nation, for demographic subgroups, and for students in a variety of school and home contexts. Also examines the framework and content of the assessment.
 
     Invited Commentary: The Need to Improve Education in Civics and Government
     By:Charles N. Quigley, Executive Director, Center for Civic Education
 
     Invited Commentary: Uses and Limitations of the NAEP 1998 Civics Assessment
     By:Richard G. Niemi, Don Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester
 
Elementary and Secondary Education
     NAEP 1998 Writing Report Card for the Nation and the States
     By:Elissa A. Greenwald, Hilary R. Persky, Jay R. Campbell, and John Mazzeo
     Describes the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1998 Writing Assessment. Includes average scores and achievement-level results for the nation and the states, for demographic subgroups, and for students in a variety of school and home contexts. Also examines the framework and content of the assessment.
 
     Student Musical Activities and Achievement in Music: NAEP 1997 Arts Assessment
     By:Sheida White and Alan Vanneman
     Examines the relationship between eighth-graders' involvement in a variety of musical activities and their achievement in music.
 
     Student Subgroup Achievement on the NAEP 1997 Arts Assessment
     By:Sheida White and Alan Vanneman
     Compares eighth-graders' achievement in music, theatre, and the visual arts by gender, race/ethnicity, and type of school attended (public or nonpublic).
 
     Frequency of Arts Instruction for Students
     By:Sheida White and Alan Vanneman
     Discusses the extent and availability of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts instruction for eighth-graders.
 
     Students Who Took Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
     By:from The Condition of Education: 1999
     Compares the number of students per 1,000 12th-graders who took Advanced Placement examinations over a 13-year period. Includes differences by student gender and race/ethnicity.
 
     Students Who Prepare for College and a Vocation
     By:Lisa Hudson and David Hurst
     Focuses on high school students who complete both a vocational and a college preparatory curriculum. Examines these students' vocational concentrations and academic achievement in high school, as well as their postsecondary participation rates.
 
     Predicting the Need for Newly Hired Teachers in the United States to 2008-09
     By:William J. Hussar
     Examines an algebraic model for projecting how many newly hired teachers will be needed in both public and private schools from 1998-99 to 2008-09. Discusses results based on the model, including several alternative projections.
 
     Service-Learning and Community Service in K-12 Public Schools
     By:Rebecca Skinner and Chris Chapman
     Provides the first reliable national estimates of the percentage of public schools incorporating service-learning into their course curriculum. Also provides the most recent data on school engagement in community service.
 
     Internet Access in Public and Private Schools
     By:from The Condition of Education: 1999
     Provides percentages of public schools and instructional rooms with Internet access.
 
     Private School Universe Survey: 1997-98
     By:Stephen P. Broughman and Lenore A. Colaciello
     Presents universe data on private schools, teachers, and students by school size, school level, religious orientation, geographic region, community type, and program emphasis. Also reports the number of students by race/ethnicity, gender, and grade level.
 
     Key Statistics on Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Agencies: School Year 1995-96
     By:Lee Hoffman
     Provides universe data on the organization, students, staff, and financial resources of public elementary and secondary education agencies and schools.
 
Postsecondary Education
     Enrollment Patterns of First-Time Beginning Postsecondary Students
     By:from The Condition of Education: 1998
     Presents rates at which first-time students enroll in different types of institutions by age, family income, and dependency status. Also provides students' reasons for enrolling in less-than-4-year institutions.
 
     Employer Aid for Postsecondary Education
     By:John B. Lee and Suzanne B. Clery
     Examines the use of employer-provided financial aid by students seeking a degree or credential. Describes differences in amounts of aid awarded and proportions of students receiving aid by numerous variables such as demographic characteristics, type of occupation and industry, field and level of study, and type of institution.
 
     New Entrants to the Full-Time Faculty of Higher Education Institutions
     By:Martin J. Finkelstein, Robert Seal, and Jack H. Schuster
     Describes the cohort of faculty members who are in the first 7 years of their academic careers. Compares this new generation of faculty to senior faculty in terms of a wide variety of demographic and career variables.
 
     Salaries and Tenure of Full-Time Instructional Faculty on 9- and 10-Month Contracts: 1997-1998
     By:Patricia Q. Brown
     Presents detailed tabulations of national and state data on the number, tenure, and average salaries of full-time instructional faculty on 9- and 10-month contracts at degree-granting postsecondary institutions that are eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.
 
Lifelong Learning
     Literacy in the Labor Force: Results From the National Adult Literacy Survey
     By:Andrew Sum
     Documents the literacy proficiencies of American adults, with a primary emphasis on the civilian labor force. Compares results for the employed and unemployed, as well as for various subpopulations of employed civilians. Also analyzes the relationship between literacy proficiencies and employee earnings.
 
Crosscutting Statistics
     Projections of Education Statistics to 2009
     By:Debra E. Gerald and William J. Hussar
     Presents national data on enrollment, teachers, graduates, and expenditures for the past 14 years and projections to the year 2009. Also includes state-level projections of public elementary and secondary enrollment and public high school graduates.
 
Data Products, Other Publications, And Funding Opportunities
Data Products
     Data File: CCD Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey: School Year 1997–1998
 
     Data File: CCD Local Education Agency Universe Survey: School Year 1997–1998
 
     Data File: CCD State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education: School Year 1997–1998
 
     Data File: CCD National Public Education Financial Survey: School Year 1996–1997
 
     Data File: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System: 1996 CD-ROM
 
Other Publications
     NAEP 1998 Civics Report Card Highlights
     By:Shari L. Santapau, Anthony D. Lutkus, and Andrew R. Weiss
 
     NAEP 1998 Writing Report Card Highlights
     By:Shari L. Santapau, Elissa A. Greenwald, and Hilary R. Persky
 
     NAEP 1998 Writing State Reports
     By:Laura J. Jerry and Nada L. Ballator
 
     Pocket Projections: Projections of Education Statistics to 2009
     By:William J. Hussar
 
     Mini-Digest of Education Statistics: 1998
     By:Charlene Hoffman
 
     Directory of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Agencies: 1996–97
     By:Lena McDowell and John Sietsema
 
Funding Opportunities
     The AERA Grants Program
 
     The NAEP Secondary Analysis Grant Program
 

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