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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 1, Issue 3
Table of Contents
Note From the Acting Commissioner
     Note From the Acting Commissioner
     By:Gary W. Phillips
     The Acting Commissioner of NCES outlines his goals for the Center.
Featured Topic: Life After College
     Life After College: A Descriptive Summary of 1992-93 Bachelor's Degree Recipients in 1997, With an Essay on Participation in Graduate and First-Professional Education
     By:Alexander C. McCormick, Anne-Marie Nuņez, Vishant Shah, and Susan P. Choy
     Describes numerous aspects of bachelor's degree recipients' enrollment and employment experiences, including degree expectations, enrollment and persistence in advanced degree programs, and occupations and salaries. Discusses how experiences vary with student, enrollment, and job characteristics.
     Invited Commentary: Part-Time Study Plus Full-Time Employment: The New Way to Go to Graduate School
     By: Peter D. Syverson, Vice President for Research and Information Services, Council of Graduate Schools
     Invited Commentary: Baccalaureate and Beyond: Tracking Long-Term Outcomes for Bachelor's Degree Recipients
     By: Dawn Geronimo Terkla, Executive Director, Institutional Research, Tufts University
Elementary and Secondary Education
     Participation of Kindergartners Through Third-Graders in Before- and After-School Care
     By:DeeAnn W. Brimhall, Lizabeth M. Reaney, and Jerry West
     Provides data on rates of participation in various types of nonparental care, average number of hours spent in care per week, and families' out-of-pocket expenses for care. Includes differences by characteristics of children and their families.
     Student Computer Use
     By:from The Condition of Education: 1998
     Presents rates of student computer use by grade level, frequency of use, reason for use, and family income.
     Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 1997-98
     By: Beth Aronstamm Young
     Provides information about the 100 largest school districts, including average and median school size, pupil/teacher ratios, number of high school graduates, number of pupils receiving special education services, and minority enrollment as a proportion of total enrollment.
     Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Districts: School Year 1997-98
     By:Lee Hoffman
     Contains 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. Contains dropout data for selected states.
     Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 1996-1997
     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.
Postsecondary Education
     Students With Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: A Profile of Preparation, Participation, and Outcomes
     By:Laura Horn and Jennifer Berktold
     Based on the survey responses and transcripts of students with disabilities, examines these students' representation in, access to, and persistence in postsecondary education. Also includes early labor outcomes and graduate school enrollment rates among college graduates with disabilities.
     An Institutional Perspective on Students With Disabilities in Postsecondary Education
     By:Laurie Lewis and Elizabeth Farris
     Based on a national sample of postsecondary institutions, covers enrollments of students with disabilities, institutions enrolling these students, support services and accommodations for the students, education materials and activities for faculty and staff, and institutional recordkeeping.
     Trends in Student Borrowing
     By:from The Condition of Education: 1998
     Provides rates of student borrowing and average amounts borrowed in 1992-93 and 1995-96. Includes differences by control and type of institution, class level, and family income.
     Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: 1997-98
     By:Roslyn A. Korb and Austin F. Lin
     Presents tabulations of national and state data on the number of postsecondary institutions by Title IV eligibility, degree-granting status, control and level, and student services offered. Also provides median and mean institutional charges for full-time students.
Crosscutting Statistics
     Annual Earnings of Young Adults, by Educational Attainment
     By: from The Condition of Education: 1998
     Provides ratios of the earnings of young adults who have different levels of educational attainment to the earnings of high school completers. Includes differences in these ratios for males and females and over time.
     The Condition of Education: 1999
     By:National Center for Education Statistics
     Focuses on indicators of the condition and progress of education in the United States. Covers student performance and other outcomes of learning, the quality of educational environments at the elementary/secondary and postsecondary levels, public and family support for learning, and students' participation in and progress through the educational system.
     The NAEP 1996 Technical Report
     By:Nancy L. Allen, James E. Carlson, and Christine A. Zelenak
     Provides details on the instrument development, sample design, data collection, and data analysis procedures of the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) long-term trend and main assessments for the nation.
     Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study: 1993/97 Second Follow-up Methodology Report
     By:Patricia Green, Sharon Myers, Cynthia Veldman, and Steven Pedlow
     Documents the methodology of the second follow-up interview, describing sample design, instrument development and data collection, response rates, efficacy of the survey instrument, and weights and design effects.
     Evaluation of the NCES State Library Agencies Survey: An Examination of Duplication and Definitions in the Fiscal Section
     By:Laura Riley Aneckstein
     Explores whether the fiscal section of this NCES survey duplicated any data collected by the Office of Library Programs and how selected definitions in the fiscal section could be revised to address problematic responses to certain items.
     Coverage Evaluation of Academic Libraries Survey (ALS)
     By:Christopher C. Marston
     Evaluates universe coverage, data coverage, and response rates. Includes examination of survey design and data collection, perceptions of regional survey coordinators, and reporting by public versus private institutions.
Other Publications and Funding Opportunities
Other Publications
     Selected Papers in School Finance: 1997–99
     By:William J. Fowler, Jr. (editor)
     Federal Forecasters Directory: 1999
     By:Debra Gerald (editor)
     Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
     By:Ullik Rouk
     Snapshots of Public Schools in the United States: Results From the Schools and Staffing Survey
     By:Jin Kwon, Martha Naomi Alt, and Robin R. Henke
     Snapshots of Private Schools in the United States: Results From the Schools and Staffing Survey
     By:Jin Kwon, Martha Naomi Alt, and Robin R. Henke
     Teachers on Teaching: Results From the Schools and Staffing Survey
     By:Jin Kwon, Martha Naomi Alt, and Robin R. Henke
     The Condition of Education: 1998 Supplemental and Standard Error Tables
Funding Opportunities
     The AERA Grants Program
     The AIR Grant Program—Information for the 2000 Grant Year
     The NAEP Secondary Analysis Grant Program

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