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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 3, Issue 4
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Note From NCES
     Note From NCES
     By:Val Plisko, Associate Commissioner, Early Childhood, International, and Crosscutting Studies Division
     Provides a brief overview of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), including goals, topics covered, and methodology.
Featured Topic: National Household Education Surveys Program
     Efforts by Public K-8 Schools to Involve Parents in Children’s Education: Do School and Parent Reports Agree?
     By:Xianglei Chen
     Examines the level of agreement between parents’ and schools’ views of how schools involve parents in their children’s education and how parents respond to the opportunities for involvement that schools provide.
     Participation Trends and Patterns in Adult Education: 1991 to 1999
     By:Sean Creighton and Lisa Hudson
     Discusses adult participation in formal learning activities during the 1990s, focusing on trends in participation over time and patterns of participation in 1999.
     Invited Commentary: Household Data in the Federal Statistical System: The Role of the National Household Education Surveys Program
     By:Susan Schechter, Senior Statistician, Office of Management and Budget
     Invited Commentary: When School Surveys Just Aren't Enough: Uses of the National Household Education Surveys Program
     By:David B. Bills, Associate Professor, Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, University of Iowa
Elementary and Secondary Education
     The Nation’s Report Card: Science Highlights 2000
     By:National Center for Education Statistics
     Presents highlights from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2000 Science Assessment, including average scores and achievement-level performance at the national and state levels.
     Assessing the Best: NAEP’s 1996 Assessment of Twelfth-Graders Taking Advanced Science Courses
     By:Christine Y. O’Sullivan and Wendy S. Grigg
     Provides results from a NAEP special study of the science achievement of 12th-graders taking advanced science courses in biology, chemistry, or physics.
     Dropout Rates in the United States: 2000
     By:Phillip Kaufman, Martha Naomi Alt, and Christopher D. Chapman
     Presents dropout rates for 2000, as well as time series data on high school dropout and completion rates for 1972 to 2000. Also examines the characteristics of high school dropouts and completers in 2000.
     Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2001
     By:Phillip Kaufman, Xianglei Chen, Susan P. Choy, Katharin Peter, Sally A. Ruddy, Amanda K. Miller, Jill K. Fleury, Kathryn A. Chandler, Michael G. Planty, and Michael R. Rand
     Presents the latest indicator data on school crime and student safety, including updates on student and teacher victimization, weapons and fights at school, students’ alcohol and marijuana use, and students’ reports of drug availability at school.
     Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 1999-2000
     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
     Institutional Policies and Practices: Results From the 1999 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, Institution Survey
     By:Andrea Berger, Rita Kirshstein, and Elizabeth Rowe
     Focuses on institutions’ policies and practices affecting full-time and part-time faculty in fall 1998, including teaching assignments, performance evaluations, tenure, and benefits.
Lifelong Learning
     Adult Literacy and Education in America
     By:Carl F. Kaestle, Anne Campbell, Jeremy D. Finn, Sylvia T. Johnson, and Larry J. Mikulecky
     Explores the relationship between formal schooling and adult literacy proficiency overall and for members of different demographic subgroups, for high school noncompleters, for those scoring lowest on literacy tasks, and for individuals in the workplace.
     English Literacy and Language Minorities in the United States
     By:Elizabeth Greenberg, Reynaldo F. Macías, David Rhodes, and Tsze Chan
     Explores the English fluency and literacy of U.S. adults whose native language is not English, their fluency and literacy in their native language, and their employment patterns and earnings.
     State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2000
     By:P. Elaine Kroe, Patricia Garner, and Cindy Sheckells
     Contains data on state library agencies, including these agencies’ governance, staffing, income and expenditures, electronic services, and services to libraries.
     Public Library Trends Analysis: Fiscal Years 1992-1996
     By:Denise Glover
     Identifies and describes trends in public libraries for 24 selected variables, including library collections, services, operating income and expenditures, and staffing.
Crosscutting Statistics
     Projections of Education Statistics to 2011
     By:Debra E. Gerald and William J. Hussar
     Presents national data on enrollment, teachers, graduates, and expenditures for the past 14 years and projections to the year 2011. Also includes state-level projections of public elementary and secondary enrollment and public high school graduates.
     The NAEP 1998 Technical Report
     By:Nancy L. Allen, John R. Donoghue, and Terry L. Schoeps
     Provides details on the instrument development, sample design, data collection, and data analysis procedures for the 1998 NAEP national and state assessments.
Other Publications and Training and Funding Opportunities
Other Publications
     The Nation's Report Card: State Science 2000 Reports
     By:Charlotte Solomon, Laura Jerry, and Anthony Lutkus
     Paving the Way to Postsecondary Education:K–12 Intervention Programs for Underrepresented Youth
     By: Patricia Gándara with Deborah Bial
     Directory of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Agencies:1998–99
     By:Lena McDowell and John Sietsema
     Selected Papers in School Finance:2000–01
     By:William J. Fowler, Jr. (editor)
     Mini-Digest of Education Statistics: 2000
     By:Charlene Hoffman
     The Condition of Education 2001 in Brief
     By:John Wirt and Andrea Livingston
     11th Federal Forecasters Conference: Papers and Proceedings
     By:Debra E. Gerald (editor)
Training and Funding Opportunities
     The AERA Grants Program
     The NAEP Secondary Analysis Grant Program

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