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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 5 Issue 3
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Note From NCES
     Note From NCES
     By: Peggy G. Carr, Associate Commissioner, Assessment Division
     Discusses the need for comparative information on student performance in large urban areas, challenges faced by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA), and kinds of data provided by TUDA.
 
Featured Topic: NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment
     The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2002, Trial Urban District Assessment
     By: Anthony D. Lutkus, Arlene W. Weiner, Mary C. Daane, and Ying Jin
     Describes the reading performance of students in five urban public school districts. Includes data on student subgroups and comparisons with the performance of public school students in the nation and in central city schools.
 
     The Nation's Report Card: Writing 2002, Trial Urban District Assessment
     By: Anthony D. Lutkus, Mary C. Daane, Arlene W. Weiner, and Ying Jin
     Describes the writing performance of students in five urban public school districts. Includes data on student subgroups and comparisons with the performance of public school students in the nation and in central city schools.
 
     Trial Urban District Assessment Snapshot Reports: Reading 2002 and Writing 2002
     By: National Center for Education Statistics
     Provides a customized overview of results for each urban district that participated in the 2002 TUDA.
 
     Invited Commentary: NAEP's Trial Urban District Assessment: An Experiment Worth the Effort
     By: Michael Casserly, Executive Director, Council of the Great City Schools
 
Elementary and Secondary Education
     The Nation's Report Card: Writing 2002
     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
     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
     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
     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
     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.
 
Postsecondary Education
     Work First, Study Second: Adult Undergraduates Who Combine Employment and Postsecondary Enrollment
     By: Ali Berker and Laura Horn
     Examines the characteristics and educational experiences of working adult undergraduates, focusing on those who considered employment their primary activity and comparing them with those who considered postsecondary enrollment their primary activity.
 
     Postsecondary Attainment, Attendance, Curriculum, and Performance: Selected Results From the NELS:88/2000 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS), 2000
     By: Clifford Adelman, Bruce Daniel, and Ilona Berkovits
     Presents data on attainment by race/ethnicity, sex, and socioeconomic status; attendance patterns, such as number and types of institutions attended; curriculum by college major as well as high school coursetaking; and performance in terms of GPA, remedial courses, and number of postsecondary credits.
 
     A Descriptive Summary of 1999–2000 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 1 Year Later: With an Analysis of Time to Degree
     By: Ellen M. Bradburn, Rachael Berger, Xiaojie Li, Katharin Peter, and Kathryn Rooney
     Provides a demographic profile of bachelor's degree recipients, examines the institutional paths they took to complete their degrees, and describes the amount of time they took to complete their degrees. Also includes tables with data on postbaccalaureate activities.
 
     Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions: 2000–2001
     By: Tiffany Waits and Laurie Lewis
     Includes the number and proportion of institutions offering distance education courses or programs, enrollments, degrees and certificates, technologies, accommodations for students with disabilities, program goals, and factors keeping institutions from starting or expanding offerings.
 
Methodology
     Third International Mathematics and Science Study 1999 Video Study Technical Report, Volume I: Mathematics
     By: Jennifer Jacobs, Helen Garnier, Ronald Gallimore, Hilary Hollingsworth, Karen Bogard Givvin, Keith Rust, Takako Kawanaka, Margaret Smith, Diana Wearne, Alfred Manaster, Wallace Etterbeek, James Hiebert, and James Stigler
     Details the planning, implementation, processing, analysis, and reporting of the mathematics component of a complex study in which numerous videotapes of lessons in participating countries were collected and analyzed.
 
     Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study: 2000–01 (B&B:2000/01) Methodology Report
     By: Stephanie Charleston, John Riccobono, Paul Mosquin, and Michael Link
     Details the methodology of a 1-year follow-up survey of a national sample of college graduates who were first interviewed in 1999–2000, the year they completed their bachelor's degrees. Describes sample design and selection, coverage and weighting procedures, results of nonresponse analyses, and statistical quality evaluation.
 
Data Products, Other Publications, and Funding Opportunities
Data Products
     Data File: Postsecondary Education in the United States: Fall 2000, Spring 2001, and Degrees Conferred 1999–2000
 
     Data File: Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study 2000/01 Data Analysis System (DAS) Online
 
Other Publications
     NAEP Writing 2002 State Snapshot Reports
     By: National Center for Education Statistics
 
     The Nation's Report Card: Writing Highlights 2002
     By: Hilary Persky, Mary Daane, and Ying Jin
 
     Reading—Young Children's Achievement and Classroom Experiences
     By: Kristin Denton, Jerry West, and Jill Walston
 
     A Brief Profile of America's Private Schools
     By: National Center for Education Statistics
 
     A Brief Profile of America's Public Schools
     By: National Center for Education Statistics
 
     Directory of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Agencies 2001–02
     By: Lena McDowell and John Sietsema
 
     Congressionally Mandated Studies of College Costs and Prices
     By: National Center for Education Statistics
 
     Assessing the Arts: Selected NAEP Tasks and Scoring Guides for Grades 4 and 12 1997 Field Test. Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts
     By: Hilary Persky, Brent A. Sandene, and Jamie Askew
 
     National Household Education Surveys Program of 2001: Data File User's Manual, Volumes I–IV
     By: Mary Hagedorn, Jill Montaquila, Mary Jo Nolin, Kwang Kim, Brian Kleiner, Tiffany Waits, Christopher Chapman, and Kathryn Chandler
 
Training and Funding Opportunities
     Training
 
     The AERA Grants Program
 
     The NAEP Secondary Analysis Grant Program
 
     AIR Grants Program
 
     NPEC/AIR Focused Grants
 

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