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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 4 Issue 2
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Note From NCES
     Note From NCES
     By:Jeffrey A. Owings, Associate Commissioner, Elementary/Secondary and Libraries Studies Division
     Provides an overview of the role of NCES in longitudinal studies, focusing on the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88).
 
Featured Topic: National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
     Coming of Age in the 1990s: The Eighth-Grade Class of 1988 12 Years Later
     By:Steven J. Ingels, Thomas R. Curtin, Phillip Kaufman, Martha Naomi Alt, and Xianglei Chen
     Presents findings from the fourth follow-up survey of the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), conducted in 2000, including postsecondary attainment, labor market experiences, and family formation.
 
     Invited Commentary: Tracing Educational Trajectories Through Longitudinal Studies
     By:Aaron M. Pallas, Professor of Sociology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
 
     Invited Commentary: Transitioning to Adulthood in a Turbulent Time
     By:Samuel R. Lucas, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California-Berkeley
 
Elementary and Secondary Education
     The Nation’s Report Card: U.S. History 2001
     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.
 
     Beyond School-Level Internet Access: Support for Instructional Use of Technology
     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.
 
     Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 1999–2000
     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.
 
     Early Estimates of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics: School Year 2001–02
     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.
 
     Public High School Dropouts and Completers From the Common Core of Data: School Years 1991–92 Through 1997–98
     By:Beth Aronstamm Young and Lee Hoffman
     Presents major findings from the analysis of public high school dropout and 4-year completion rate data.
 
     Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State: School Year 2000–01
     By:Beth Aronstamm Young
     Provides national and state data for public elementary and secondary schools in 2000–01.
 
     Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 1999–2000
     By:Frank Johnson
     Presents national and state information on public education finances, including revenues by source, expenditures per student, and expenditures for instruction.
 
     Financing Elementary and Secondary Education in the States: 1997–98
     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.
 
Postsecondary Education
     Persistence and Attainment of Beginning Students With Pell Grants
     By:Christina Chang Wei and Laura Horn
     Examines the academic and enrollment characteristics and persistence rates of first-time beginning students in 1995–96 who received a Pell Grant and compares them with beginning students who did not receive a Pell Grant.
 
     Part-Time Instructional Faculty and Staff: Who They Are, What They Do, and What They Think
     By:Valerie Martin Conley and David W. Leslie
     Presents characteristics of part-time faculty, compares part-time faculty and full-time faculty, and examines some of the common perceptions about part-time faculty.
 
Methodology
     National Postsecondary Student Aid Study 1999–2000 (NPSAS:2000) Methodology Report
     By:John A. Riccobono, Melissa B. Cominole, Peter H. Siegel, Tim J. Gabel, Michael W. Link, and Lutz K. Berkner
     Describes the methods and procedures used for the NPSAS:2000, which provides information on trends in financial aid and on the ways in which families pay for postsecondary education.
 
     Classification of Instructional Programs: 2000 Edition
     By:National Center for Education Statistics
     Describes the methods, processes, and procedures used to develop the CIP:2000, the NCES taxonomy of instructional programs, and provides information on the CIP's structure, contents, and organization.
 
Data Products, Other Publications, and Funding Opportunities
     ECLS-K Longitudinal Kindergarten-First Grade Public-Use Data Files and Electronic Codebook
 
     Data File: CCD State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education: School Year 2000–01
 
     Data File: Common Core of Data (CCD): School Years 1996–97 Through 1999–2000
 
     Data File: Public Libraries Survey: Fiscal Year 1999
 
     National Household Education Surveys of 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, and 1999: Data Files and Electronic Codebook
 
Other Publications
     The Nation's Report Card: U.S. History Highlights 2001
     By:National Center for Education Statistics
 
     Directory of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Agencies: 1999–2000
     By:Lena M. McDowell and John Sietsema
 
     Findings From the Condition of Education 2001: Students Whose Parents Did Not Go to College
     By:Susan P. Choy
 
     Pocket Projections: Projections of Education Statistics to 2011
     By:William J. Hussar
 
     Mini-Digest of Education Statistics 2001
     By:Charlene Hoffman
 
Funding Opportunities
     The AERA Grants Program
 
     The NAEP Secondary Analysis Grant Program
 

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