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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 2, Issue 2
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Note From NCES
     Note From NCES
     By:Marilyn McMillen, Chief Statistician
     Provides an overview of the 12 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) universe surveys as well as information about the congressionally mandated cooperatives to facilitate the collection of data.
 
Featured Topic: The Common Core of Data
     Introduction: The Common Core of Data Surveys
     By:Lee Hoffman, Elementary/Secondary Cooperative System and Institutional Surveys Program Director
     Featured in this issue is The Common Core of Data (CCD), one of the NCES universe survey systems. This introduction and the two invited commentaries that follow provide some context for the CCD publications in this section.
 
     School Districts and CCD Invited Commentary: What Do School Districts Have in Common With the Common Core of Data?
     By:Andy Rogers, Administrator, Instructional Technology Applications, Los Angeles Unified School District
     This commentary represents the opinions of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the National Center for Education Statistics.
 
     CCD Partnerships Invited Commentary: Common Core of Data: A Partnership of Federal, State, and Local Interests
     By:Rolf K. Blank, Director of Education Indicators, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
     This commentary represents the opinions of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the National Center for Education Statistics.
 
     Early Estimates of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics: School Year 1999–2000
     By:Lena McDowell
     This article was originally published as an Early Estimates report. The universe data are from the NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), “Early Estimates of Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey.” Technical notes and definitions from the original report have been omitted.
 
     Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Districts: School Year 1998-99
     By:Lee Hoffman
     Provides national and state information on the number, type, size, and location of schools and districts. Also includes student race/ethnicity, participation in the Free Lunch Program, and participation in special education services.
 
     Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State: School Year 1998-99
     By:Ghedam Bairu
     Provides national and state data for public elementary and secondary schools in 1998-99.
 
     Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 1997-98
     By:Frank Johnson
     Presents national and state information on public education finances, including revenues by source, current expenditures by function, and current expenditures per pupil.
 
     Directory of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Agencies: 1997-98
     By:Lena McDowell and John Sietsema
     Provides a complete listing of agencies responsible for providing free public elementary/secondary education in the 50 states, District of Columbia, five outlying areas, and Department of Defense Dependents Schools (overseas).
 
     Student Data Handbook for Elementary, Secondary, and Early Childhood Education: 2000 Edition
     By:Oona Cheung and Beth Aronstamm Young
     Provides "best practice" guidelines for designing student recordkeeping systems for use by schools, school districts, state departments of education, and other educational institutions.
 
Elementary and Secondary Education
     Trends in the Reading Performance of 9-, 13-, and 17-Year-Olds
     By:from The Condition of Education: 1999
     Provides a picture of student performance in reading from 1971 to 1996, specifically among students of different ages and racial/ethnic groups.
 
     Teacher Use of Computers and the Internet in Public Schools
     By:Cassandra Rowand
     Presents data on teachers' use of computers in the classroom for instructional purposes.
 
     Elementary and Secondary School Enrollment
     By:from The Condition of Education: 1999
     Presents trends and projected changes in enrollment across levels of education.
 
Postsecondary Education
     Descriptive Summary of 1995-96 Beginning Postsecondary Students: Three Years Later, With an Essay on Students Who Start at Less-Than-4-Year Institutions
     By:Lutz Berkner, Laura Horn, and Michael Clune
     Provides information about the persistence of beginning students in postsecondary education and their attainment of certificates or degrees.
 
     Low-Income Students: Who They Are and How They Pay for Their Education
     By:Susan P. Choy
     Presents data on teachers' use of computers in the classroom for instructional purposes.
 
     Trends in Undergraduate Borrowing: Federal Student Loans in 1989-90, 1992-93, and 1995-96
     By:Lutz Berkner
     Presents findings on the changes in borrowing related to the 1992 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
 
     Salary, Promotion, and Tenure Status of Minority and Women Faculty in U.S. Colleges and Universities
     By:Michael T. Nettles, Laura W. Perna, and Ellen M. Bradburn
     Examines differences in education and experience; discipline and institution type; and salary, tenure, and rank.
 
     Instructional Faculty and Staff in Public 2-Year Colleges
     By:James C. Palmer
     Compares the backgrounds, teaching methods, and careers of instructional faculty and staff.
 
     Instructional Faculty and Staff in Higher Education Institutions Who Taught Classes to Undergraduates: Fall 1992
     By:Xianglei Chen
     Addresses concerns about faculty involvement in undergradu-ate teaching.
 
International Statistics
     Elementary and Secondary Education: An International Perspective
     By:Marianne Perie, Joel D. Sherman, Gabriele Phillips, and Matthew Riggan
     Examines elementary and secondary school systems in 12 major industrialized nations.
 
Crosscutting Statistics
     Trends in Educational Equity of Girls and Women
     By:Yupin Bae, Susan Choy, Claire Geddes, Jennifer Sable, and Thomas Snyder
     Presents data comparing males and females on a selection of education indicators. <
 
     Employment of Young Adults, by Educational Attainment
     By:from The Condition of Education: 1999
     Provides employment rates of 25- to 34-year-olds by sex and educational attainment from 1971 to 1988.
 
     Digest of Education Statistics: 1999
     By:Thomas D. Snyder and Charlene M. Hoffman
     Provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from kindergarten through graduate school.
 
Methodology
     Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study First Follow-up 1996-98 (BPS:96/98) Methodology Report
     By:J.S. Wine, R.W. Whitmore, R.E. Heuer, M. Biber, and D.J. Pratt
     Presents the design and methodology, including overall outcomes of data collection and evaluations of the quality of data collected.
 
Data Products, Other Publications, and Funding Opportunities
Data Products
     Data File: 1997–98 Private School Directory CD-ROM
 
     Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, First Follow-up (BPS:96/98): Public Use Data Analysis System (DAS) CD-ROM
 
     Data File: Fall Staff in Postsecondary Institutions: 1997
 
     Electronic Codebooks for Windows 95/98 CD-ROM
 
Other Publications
     Reference and Reporting Guide for Preparing State and Institutional Reports on the Quality of Teacher Preparation: Title II, Higher Education Act
 
     Technical Report and Data File User's Manual for the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey
 
     The 10th Federal Forecasters Conference—1999: Papers and Proceedings
     By: Debra E. Gerald (editor)
 
Funding Opportunities
     The AERA Grants Program
 
     The NAEP Secondary Analysis Grant Program
 

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