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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 4 Issue 3
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Note From NCES
     Note From NCES
     By:Kathryn A. Chandler, Program Director, Elementary/Secondary Sample Survey Studies Program
     Introduces the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS).
Featured Topic: Schools and Staffing Survey
     Schools and Staffing Survey, 1999–2000: Overview of the Data for Public, Private, Public Charter, and Bureau of Indian Affairs Elementary and Secondary Schools
     By:Kerry J. Gruber, Susan D. Wiley, Stephen P. Broughman, Gregory A. Strizek, and Marisa Burian-Fitzgerald
     Provides an overview of 1999–2000 SASS data and describes selected findings on school safety, class size, school programs, teacher salaries, prior teaching experience of principals, professional development, and school library media specialists.
     Qualifications of the Public School Teacher Workforce: Prevalence of Out-of-Field Teaching 1987–88 to 1999–2000
     By:Marilyn McMillen Seastrom, Kerry J. Gruber, Robin Henke, Daniel J. McGrath, and Benjamin A. Cohen
     Provides subject-specific estimates, presented separately for the middle and high school grades, of students' exposure to teachers who are underqualified in the subject taught.
     Invited Commentary: First Publications From the Schools and Staffing Survey, 1999–2000
     By:Daniel P. Mayer, Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Elementary and Secondary Education
     The Nation's Report Card: Geography 2001
     By:Andrew R. Weiss, Anthony D. Lutkus, Barbara S. Hildebrant, and Matthew S. Johnson
     Presents major findings from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2001 Geography Assessment and compares the findings to 1994 results.
     Vocational Education Offerings in Rural High Schools
     By:Lisa Hudson and Linda Shafer
     Examines systems for delivering vocational education and the offerings provided by public high schools in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
     Public Alternative Schools and Programs for Students at Risk of Education Failure: 2000–01
     By:Brian Kleiner, Rebecca Porch, and Elizabeth Farris
     Provides data on the availability of and enrollment in public alternative schools and programs for at-risk students, entrance and exit criteria, staffing, curriculum and services, and collaboration.
     Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Districts: School Year 2000–01
     By:Lee M. Hoffman
     Provides national and state-level data on the number, type, size, and location of schools and districts. Also includes data on the numbers of students in programs for migrant education, limited English proficiency, and special education.
     Public High School Dropouts and Completers From the Common Core of Data: School Years 1998–99 and 1999–2000
     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: 2000–01
     By:Beth Aronstamm Young
     Describes 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.
Postsecondary Education
     Profile of Undergraduates in U.S. Postsecondary Education Institutions: 1999–2000
     By:Laura Horn, Katharin Peter, and Kathryn Rooney
     Provides an overview of U.S. undergraduates, including student characteristics, institutions attended, programs studied, and the risk of leaving postsecondary education.
     Student Financing of Undergraduate Education: 1999–2000
     By:Lutz Berkner, Ali Berker, Kathryn Rooney, and Katharin Peter
     Examines student financing of undergraduate education in U.S. postsecondary institutions, including types and sources of financial aid by type of institution, price of attendance, and student characteristics.
     Student Financing of Graduate and First-Professional Education: 1999–2000
     By:Susan P. Choy and Sonya Geis
     Examines student financing of graduate and first-professional education in U.S. colleges and universities, with particular attention to student use of teaching and research assistantships.
     Teaching With Technology: Use of Telecommunications Technology by Postsecondary Instructional Faculty and Staff in Fall 1998
     By:Edward C. Warburton, Xianglei Chen, and Ellen M. Bradburn
     Explores instructional faculty and staff's use of e-mail and the Internet, the quality of computing resources at their institutions, and the effects of technology use on workload.
     Teaching Undergraduates in U.S. Postsecondary Institutions: Fall 1998
     By:Xianglei Chen
     Presents findings on who teaches undergraduates in postsecondary institutions, how much they teach, and what teaching practices they use.
     The Gender and Racial/Ethnic Composition of Postsecondary Instructional Faculty and Staff: 1992–98
     By:Denise Glover and Basmat Parsad
     Describes how the gender and racial/ethnic composition of full- and part-time instructional faculty and staff changed between the fall of 1992 and the fall of 1998.
     Tenure Status of Postsecondary Instructional Faculty and Staff: 1992-98
     By:Basmat Parsad and Denise Glover
     Analyzes changes in the tenure status of full-time instructional faculty and staff between 1992 and 1998, by their academic rank, gender, and race/ethnicity; by level and control of institution; and by program area.
     Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2000
     By:Adrienne Chute, P. Elaine Kroe, Patricia Garner, Maria Polcari, and Cynthia Jo Ramsey
     Summarizes information on public libraries, including number of service outlets, population of service area, Internet access, children's and other services, operating income and expenditures, staffing, and size of collection.
Crosscutting Statistics
     The Condition of Education: 2002
     By:National Center for Education Statistics
     Focuses on indicators of the condition and progress of education in the United States, including student participation, persistence, and performance and societal support for learning. Also includes this year's special analyses of private schools and nontraditional undergraduates.
     Projections of Education Statistics to 2012
     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 2012. Also includes state-level projections of public school enrollment and public high school graduates.
     Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study: 1996–2001 (BPS:1996/2001) Methodology Report
     By:Jennifer S. Wine, Ruth E. Heuer, Sara C. Wheeless, Talbric L. Francis, Jeff W. Franklin, and Kristin M. Dudley
     Describes the procedures and results of the full-scale implementation of the final follow-up interview with the BPS:96 cohort.
     1999 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:99) Methodology Report
     By:Sameer Y. Abraham, Darby Miller Steiger, Margrethe Montgomery, Brian D. Kuhr, Roger Tourangeau, Bob Montgomery, and Manas Chattopadhyay
     Describes the methods and procedures used to develop and implement NSOPF:99.
Data Products, Other Publications, and Funding Opportunities
Data Products
     Data File: CCD Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey: School Year 2000–01
     Data File: CCD Local Education Agency Universe Survey: School Year 2000–01
     Data File: CCD Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Dropout Data: 1999–2000
     Data File: CCD National Public Education Financial Survey: Fiscal Year 2000
     CD-ROM: NELS:88/2000 Public-Use Data Files and Electronic Codebook-Base Year Through Fourth Follow-up
     Data File, Public-Use: 1998 Academic Library Survey
     Data File, Public-Use: Public Libraries Survey: Fiscal Year 2000
Other Publications
     The Nation's Report Card: Geography Highlights 2001
     By:National Center for Education Statistics
     Safety in Numbers: Collecting and Using Crime, Violence, and Discipline Incident Data to Make a Difference in Schools
     By:Irene Hantman, Ghedam Bairu, Annette Barwick, Bill Smith, Bunny Mack, Susan Meston, Linda Rocks, and Brad James
     Developments in School Finance: 1999–2000
     By:William J. Fowler, Jr. (editor)
     Pocket Projections: Projections of Education Statistics to 2012
     By:William J. Hussar and Debra E. Gerald
     National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988: Base-Year to Fourth Follow-up Data File User's Manual
     By:Thomas R. Curtin, Steven J. Ingels, Shiying Wu, and Ruth Heuer
Funding Opportunities
     The AERA Grants Program
     The NAEP Secondary Analysis Grant Program

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