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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 5 Issue 4
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Note From NCES
  Note From NCES
     By: Val Plisko, Associate Commissioner, Early Childhood, International, and Crosscutting Studies Division
     Describes the surveys used by NCES to collect information on technology access and use in school and at home.
 
    Featured Topic: Technology in Education
     Computer and Internet Use by Children and Adolescents in 2001
     By: Matthew DeBell and Chris Chapman
     Examines the use of computers and the Internet by American children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 17.
 
     Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 19942002
     By: Anne Kleiner and Laurie Lewis
     Presents key findings on Internet access in public schools, including national estimates as well as selected findings by school characteristics.
 
     Participation in Technology-Based Postcompulsory Education
     By: Lisa Hudson and Linda Shafer
     Addresses the following issue: Does technology-based education reach all adults equally, or are traditionally underrepresented or overrepresented adults more likely to be the beneficiaries of this type of education?
 
     Invited Commentary: Children, Schools, Computers, and the Internet: The Impact of Continued Investment in Educational Technology Under NCLB
     By: Susan Patrick, Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
 
    Elementary and Secondary Education
     The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics Highlights 2003
     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
     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
     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
     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
     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 19992000 school year.
 
     Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2003
     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 200001
     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: 200102
     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: 199798
     By: Joel D. Sherman, Barbra Gregory, Jeffrey M. Poirier, and Xiaolan Ye
     Presents school district-level analyses of expenditures for the 199798 school year for the nation and the states.
 
    Postsecondary Education
     Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2001 and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2001
     By: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, Burton Levine, and Seungho Huh
     Presents data on postsecondary enrollment, financial statistics, and student financial aid. Includes both national and state-level data.
 
     Staff in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2001, and Salaries of Full-Time Instructional Faculty, 200102
     By: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, Seungho Huh, and Burton Levine
     Presents race/gender information for staff employed in fall 2001 and salaries and fringe benefits of full-time instructional faculty for academic year 200102.
 
     Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2002 and Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 200102
     By: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, and Lorraine M. Gallego
     Presents universe data on institutional characteristics as well as on the numbers of degrees conferred in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, by control of institution, gender, and race/ethnicity of recipients, and degree level and field.
 
     Remedial Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions in Fall 2000
     By: Basmat Parsad and Laurie Lewis
  Presents data on remedial course offerings, student participation in remedial programs, institutional structure of remedial programs, and the delivery of remedial courses through distance education.
 
Libraries
     Academic Libraries: 2000
     By: Nancy Carey and Natalie M. Justh
     Summarizes universe data on libraries in 2-year and 4-year degree-granting postsecondary institutions. Includes information about services, staff, collections, and expenditures.
 
    Crosscutting Statistics
     Volunteer Service by Young People From High School Through Early Adulthood
     By: Mike Planty and Michael Regnier
     Examines the patterns and characteristics of individual involvement in community service activities from high school through early adulthood. Describes the characteristics of young adults who volunteered, when they volunteered, why they volunteered, and for which types of organizations they volunteered.
 
     Status and Trends in the Education of Blacks
     By: Kathryn Hoffman and Charmaine Llagas
     Examines the educational status of Blacks in the United States using statistical measures. Presents a selection of indicators that illustrate the educational gains made in recent years, as well as the many gaps that still exist.
 
     Projections of Education Statistics to 2013
     By: Debra E. Gerald and William J. Hussar
     Presents national data on elementary and secondary schools and degree-granting institutions, including projections to the year 2013. Also includes state-level projections of public school enrollment and public high school graduates.
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Data Products, Other Publications, and Funding Opportunities
 
Data Products
     Data File: Local Education Agency (School District) and School Universe Survey Longitudinal Data Files: 19861998 (13-year)
 
  Data File: Common Core of Data Local Education Agency Dropout and Completion Data: School Year 200001
 
  CD-ROM: Common Core of Data (CCD) School Years 199697 Through 200001
 
  CD-ROM: Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study Data Analysis System (DAS) B&B:2000/01
 
     National Household Education Surveys Program of 2001: Data Files and Electronic Codebook
 
Other Publications
     NAEP Mathematics 2003 State Snapshot Reports
     By: National Center for Education Statistics
 
    

The Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Mathematics 2003 Snapshot Reports

     By: National Center for Education Statistics
 
    

NAEP Reading 2003 State Snapshot Reports

     By: National Center for Education Statistics
 
    

The Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Reading 2003 Snapshot Reports

     By: National Center for Education Statistics
 
    

Financial Accounting for Local and State School Systems: 2003 Edition

     By: Core Finance Data Task Force, National Forum on EducationStatistics
 
    

Programs and Plans of the National Center for Education Statistics, 2003 Edition

     By: William C. Sonnenberg (editor)
 
    

NCES Nonfiscal Data Handbook for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

     By: NCES Working Group
 
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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