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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 3 Issue 3
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Note From NCES
     Note From NCES
     By:Peggy G. Carr, Associate Commissioner, Assessment Division
     Discusses the value of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) state-level results and compares student progress in mathematics and reading over the past decade.
Featured Topic: NAEP 2000 Mathematics Assessment
     The Nation’s Report Card: Mathematics 2000
     By:James S. Braswell, Anthony D. Lutkus, Wendy S. Grigg, Shari L. Santapau, Brenda Tay-Lim, and Matthew Johnson
     Describes the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2000 Mathematics Assessment, presenting results for the nation and the states, for demographic subgroups, and for students in a variety of school and home contexts. Includes comparisons with the results of previous assessments.
     Invited Commentary: Policy Implications of Findings From The Nation’s Report Card: Mathematics 2000
     By:Debra Paulson, Eighth-Grade Mathematics Teacher, Dr. Manuel Hornedo Middle School, El Paso, Texas, and Member, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB)
Elementary and Secondary Education
     The Next Generation of Citizens: NAEP Civics Assessments: 1988 and 1998
     By:Andrew R. Weiss, Anthony D. Lutkus, Wendy S. Grigg, and Richard G. Niemi
     Summarizes trends in civics education and achievement over a 10-year period. Compares 1988 and 1998 data on students’ civics knowledge, classroom coverage of civics topics, and classroom instructional activities.
     Homeschooling in the United States: 1999
     By:Stacey Bielick, Kathryn Chandler, and Stephen P. Broughman
     Estimates the number of homeschoolers, describes the characteristics of homeschoolers, and documents parents’ reasons for homeschooling as well as their reports of public school support for homeschoolers.
     Teacher Preparation and Professional Development: 2000
     By:Basmat Parsad, Laurie Lewis, and Elizabeth Farris
     Provides a national profile on teachers’ education, participation in formal professional development and collaboration, and feelings of preparedness for various classroom demands.
     Private School Universe Survey: 1999–2000
     By:Stephen P. Broughman and Lenore A. Colaciello
     Presents universe data on private schools, teachers, and students by school size, school level, religious orientation, geographic region, community type, and program emphasis.
     Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Districts: School Year 1999–2000
     By:Lee M. Hoffman
     Summarizes universe data on public schools and local education agencies (primarily school districts). Includes national and state data on the number, type, and size of schools and districts, as well as selected student characteristics.
     Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 1998–99
     By:Frank Johnson
     Presents universe data on public education finances, including national and state data on revenues by source, current expenditures by function, and current expenditures per pupil.
Postsecondary Education
     High School Academic Curriculum and the Persistence Path Through College: Persistence and Transfer Behavior of Undergraduates 3 Years After Entering 4-Year Institutions
     By:Laura Horn and Lawrence K. Kojaku
     Examines the relationship between the rigor of students’ academic curricula in high school and the likelihood that students will persist in their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.
     Bridging the Gap: Academic Preparation and Postsecondary Success of First-Generation Students
     By:Edward C. Warburton, Rosio Bugarin, and Anne-Marie Nuñez
     Focuses on how the high school preparation of first-generation students (i.e., students whose parents did not attend college) relates to these students’ performance and persistence at 4-year colleges. Compares these students with their peers whose parents graduated from college.
     Middle Income Undergraduates: Where They Enroll and How They Pay for Their Education
     By:Jennifer B. Presley and Suzanne B. Clery
     Profiles middle income undergraduates in comparison to their lower income and higher income counterparts, examines where middle income undergraduates enroll by price of attendance, and discusses how they pay for postsecondary education, including the role of financial aid.
     National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: Student Financial Aid Estimates for 1999–2000
     By:Andrew G. Malizio
     Presents key data on the percentages of undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional students receiving different types of financial aid and the average amounts of aid received.
     Competing Choices: Men’s and Women’s Paths After Earning a Bachelor’s Degree
     By:Michael S. Clune, Anne-Marie Nuñez, and Susan P. Choy
     Provides a context for understanding the paths that women and men take during the first 4 years after earning their bachelor’s degree and seeks to identify how decisions about graduate school, employment, marriage, and parenthood are interrelated.
     Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: 1993–94 and 1998–99
     By:Patricia Q. Brown
     Presents universe data on the characteristics of postsecondary institutions for the 1998–99 academic year. Also compares 1993–94 and 1998–99 tuition, required fees, and room and board charges.
     Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 1998
     By:Adrienne Chute and P. Elaine Kroe
     Summarizes universe data on public libraries. Includes information about public libraries’ administrative structure and legal basis, operating income and expenditures, staff, collections, and services.
     Academic Libraries: 1998
     By:Margaret W. Cahalan 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
     Educational Achievement and Black-White Inequality
     By:Jonathan Jacobson, Cara Olsen, Jennifer King Rice, Stephen Sweetland, and John Ralph
     Explores the relationship between Black-White differences in educational achievement and Black-White differences in a variety of educational and economic outcomes.
     Features of Occupational Programs at the Secondary and Postsecondary Education Levels
     By:Richard P. Phelps, Basmat Parsad, Elizabeth Farris, and Lisa Hudson
     Provides national data on occupational program offerings, the use of skill competencies, and other occupational program characteristics in public secondary schools and less-than-4-year postsecondary institutions.
     Community College Transfer Rates to 4-Year Institutions Using Alternative Definitions of Transfer
     By:Ellen M. Bradburn and David G. Hurst
     Examines and compares community college transfer rates using various definitions of potential transfer students. Includes discussion of how these definitions relate to student background characteristics.
     A Classification System for 2-Year Postsecondary Institutions
     By:Ronald A. Phipps, Jessica M. Shedd, and Jamie P. Merisotis
     Outlines a proposed classification system for 2-year institutions that is based on cluster analysis and could provide a framework for policy-relevant research.
Other Publications and Funding Opportunities
Other Publications
     Programs and Plans of the National Center for Education Statistics: 2001
     By:Celestine J. Davis (editor)
     The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics Highlights 2000
     By:Shari L. Santapau
     The Nation’s Report Card: State Mathematics 2000 Reports
     By:Charlotte Solomon, Laura Jerry, and Anthony Lutkus
Funding Opportunities
     The AERA Grants Program
     The NAEP Secondary Analysis Grant Program

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