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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 2, Issue 3
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Note From the Acting Commissioner
     Note From the Acting Commissioner
     By: Gary W. Phillips
     Discusses how the invited commentaries featured in each issue of the Quarterly fit in with the overall NCES mission.
Featured Topic: Projections of Education Statistics
     Projections of Education Statistics to 2010
     By: Debra E. Gerald and William J. Hussar
     Provides national data on enrollments, teachers, graduates, degrees, and expenditures for the past 14 years and projections to the year 2010. Also includes state-level projections of public elementary and secondary school enrollment and public high school graduates.
     Invited Commentary: The Baby Boom Echo Goes to College - by the Millions
     By: Richard W. Riley, U.S. Secretary of Education
     Invited Commentary: Meeting Greater Expectations and Greater Needs for Education Data
     By: Lavan Dukes, Bureau Chief and Edward Croft, Program Specialist, Education Information and Accountability Services, Florida Department of Education
Elementary and Secondary Education
     Children Who Enter Kindergarten Late or Repeat Kindergarten: Their Characteristics and Later School Performance
     By:Jerry West, Anne Meek, and David Hurst
     Describes percentages and characteristics of children who enter kindergarten late or repeat kindergarten, as well as their subsequent performance and adjustment in school. <
     High School Dropouts, by Race/Ethnicity and Recency of Migration
     By:from The Condition of Education: 1999
     Presents 1979, 1989, and 1997 data comparing dropout rates among Hispanics and other ethnic groups by recency of migration. <
     Teacher Supply in the United States: Sources of Newly Hired Teachers in Public and Private Schools: 1987–88 to 1993–94
     By:Stephen P. Broughman and Mary R. Rollefson
     Presents national estimates of the numbers and proportions of four types of newly hired teachers in both public and private schools. Examines each group's basic demographic characteristics, teaching qualifications, career paths, and former occupations.
     Salaries of Teachers
     By:from The Condition of Education: 1999
     Examines changes in salaries from 1971 to 1998 among teachers in different age groups. Also compares teacher salaries with the salaries of all bachelor's degree recipients.
     In the Middle: Characteristics of Public Schools With a Focus on Middle Schools
     By:Martha Naomi Alt and Susan P. Choy
     Describes various aspects of public middle schools, examines how these schools have changed over time, and compares them with elementary and secondary schools in the areas of school organization, decision making and management, staffing, and school climate.
     Condition of America’s Public School Facilities: 1999
     By:Laurie Lewis, Kyle Snow, Elizabeth Farris, Becky Smerdon, Stephanie Cronen, and Jessica Kaplan
     Provides national data on the condition of public school facilities and the costs to bring them into good condition; school plans for repairs, renovations, and replacements; the age of public schools, and overcrowding and practices used to address overcrowding.
     Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 1998–1999
     By:Beth Aronstamm Young
     Describes characteristics of the 100 largest school districts, such as district size (defined as the number of students in membership), number and average size of schools, pupil/teacher ratios, number of high school graduates, number of special education students, and minority enrollment.
Postsecondary Education
     Postsecondary Students with Disabilities: Enrollment, Services and Persistence
     By: David Hurst and Becky Smerdon (editors)
     Compares the enrollment, persistence, and attainment patterns of postsecondary students with and without disabilities, as well as the accommodations provided to students with disabilities with various types and sizes of postsecondary institutions.
     Entry and Persistence of Women and Minorities in College Science and Engineering Education
     By: Gary Huang, Nebiyu Taddese, and Elizabeth Walter
     Examines the gaps related to gender and race/ethnicity in entry, persistence, and attainment of postsecondary science and engineering education.
     Debt Burden Four Years After College
     By: Susan P. Choy
     Examines the debt burden of 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients in light of their financial circumstances approximately 4 years of degree attainment.
     College Quality and Earnings of Recent College Graduates
     By: Robert A. Fitzgerald
     Examines the association between the college characteristics (e.g., selectivity) and the earnings of college graduates 5 years after graduation, controlling for various factors, such as student background, major, and occupation.
Public, State, and Federal Libraries
     Public Libraries in the United States: FY 1997
     By: Adrienne Chute and P. Elaine Kroe
     Summarizes information about public libraries, including their number, administrative structure and legal basis, operating income and expenditures, staffing and collections, and services.
Crosscutting Statistics
     Educational Attainment
     By: from the Condition of Education 1999
     Examines the changes between 1971 and 1998 in the percentages of 25- to 29-year-olds with a high school diploma, with some college, and with a bachelor's degree or higher, by race/ethnicity and gender.
     The Condition of Education: 2000
     By: National Center for Education Statistics
     Focuses on indicators that present data on numerous aspects of the condition and progress of education in the United States, including academic, social, and economic outcomes; enrollments and participation at all levels; and the quality of educational environments.
     Quality Profile for SASS Rounds 1–3: 1987–1995
     By:Graham Kalton, Marianne Winglee, Sheila Krawchuk, and Daniel Levine
     Reviews research about the quality of data from the various components of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) to identify gaps in our knowledge and establish priorities for future research. Also provides information about the survey design and data collection procedures.
     How Does NAEP Select Schools and Students?
     By:Alan Vanneman and Sheida White
     Briefly explains how schools and students are selected for the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and and why high participation rates are important.
     How Does NAEP Ensure Consistency in Scoring?
     By:Sheida White, Connie Smith, and Alan Vanneman
     Discusses technique used to ensure consistent scoring of written student reponses in such subjects as reading, mathematics, writing, science, geography, U.S. History, and civics.
Data Products, Other Publications, Funding Opportunities, and Errata
Data Products
     Data File: High School & Beyond Sophomore Cohort: 1980–92 Postsecondary Education Transcripts and Supplement, Restricted Data CD-ROM
     Data File: BPS 96/98 Restricted Data Electronic Codebook CD-ROM
     Data File: Public Libraries Survey: Fiscal Year 1997
     Preliminary Data File: Public Libraries Survey: Fiscal Year 1998
     Preliminary Data File: State Library Agencies Survey: Fiscal Year 1999
Other Publications
     The NPEC Sourcebook on Assessment, Volumes 1 and 2
     By:T. Dary Erwin
     SASS & PSS Questionnaires: 1999–2000
     By:National Center for Education Statistics
     Highlights From the TIMSS Videotape Study
     By:National Center for Education Statistics0
     Developments in School Finance: 1998
     By:William J. Fowler, Jr. (editor)
     Mini-Digest of Education Statistics: 1999
     By:Alean Miller
     Directory of the 11th Federal Forecasters Conference: 2000
     By:Debra E. Gerald (editor)
Funding Opportunities
     The AERA Grants Program
     The NAEP Secondary Analysis Grant Program
     Teacher Use of Computers and the Internet in Public Schools

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