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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 6, Issue 3
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Note From NCES
  Note From NCES
     By:Val Plisko, Associate Commissioner, Early Childhood, International, and Crosscutting Studies Division
     Discusses the findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–99 (ECLS-K), and how they relate to this cohort’s educational progress and success.
Featured Topic: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study
     From Kindergarten Through Third Grade: Children’s Beginning School Experiences
     By:Amy Rathbun and Jerry West
     Based on data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–99 (ECLS-K), highlights children’s gains in reading and mathematics over their first 4 years of school, from the start of kindergarten to the point when most of the children are finishing third grade.
   Invited Commentary: Examining Patterns of Development in Early Elementary School Using ECLS-K Data
     By:Sean F. Reardon, Associate Professor of Education, Stanford University
Elementary and Secondary Education
     The Summer After Kindergarten: Children’s Activities and Library Use by Household Socioeconomic Status
     By:David Meyer, Daniel Princiotta, and Lawrence Lanahan
     Provides a description of children’s participation in various activities, particularly library use, during the summer after kindergarten. Compares children’s participation in activities in the summer of 1999 across a measure of socioeconomic status.
     1.1 Million Homeschooled Students in the United States in 2003
     By:Daniel Princiotta, Stacey Bielick, and Chris Chapman
     Provides estimates of the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the United States in 2003, and compares these estimates to those from 1999. Also describes parents’ primary reasons for homeschooling their children.
     Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2001–02
     By:Crecilla Cohen and Frank Johnson
     Presents national and state data on public education finances, including revenues by source, expenditures per student, and expenditures for instruction.
     English Language Learner Students in U.S. Public Schools: 1994 and 2000
     By:David Meyer, David Madden, and Daniel J. McGrath
     Examines recent growth in the population of English Language Learner (ELL) students in public schools in the United States at the national and regional levels. Also describes regional differences in the concentration of ELL students within schools.
     Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results From the Teacher Follow-up Survey, 2000–01
     By:Michael T. Luekens, Deanna M. Lyter, and Erin E. Fox
     Examines the characteristics of teachers who left the teaching profession between the 1999–2000 and 2000–01 school years, teachers who continued teaching but changed schools, and teachers who continued teaching in the same school in 2000–01.
     Who Teaches Reading in Public Elementary Schools? The Assignments and Educational Preparation of Reading Teachers
     By:David Meyer and Daniel J. McGrath
     Presents 1999–2000 school year estimates of the number of public general elementary school teachers, public elementary school teachers who taught reading as a main assignment, and other elementary teachers who taught at least one reading class. Also describes these three groups of teachers in terms of their educational preparation in reading and elementary education.
Postsecondary Education
     A Decade of Undergraduate Student Aid: 1989–90 to 1999–2000
     By:Christina Chang Wei, Xiaojie Li, and Lutz Berkner
     Examines changes in many of the major aspects of undergraduate financing during the 1990s for full-time, full-year undergraduates, including tuition, total price of attendance, various net price measures, need, total aid, remaining need after aid, grants, loans, and work-study.
     Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1976 to 2001
     By:Stephen Provasnik and Linda L. Shafer
     Presents tabular data on institution enrollment, degrees conferred, staff and salaries, revenues, expenditures, and student financial aid for historically Black colleges and universities from 1976 to 2001.
Crosscutting Statistics
     Federal Support for Education: Fiscal Years 1980 to 2003
     By:William C. Sonnenberg
     Provides a comprehensive picture of federal financial support for education, including both Department of Education programs and other support.
Data Products, Other Publications, and Funding Opportunities
Data Products
     ECLS-K Longitudinal Kindergarten–Third-Grade Public-Use Data File and Electronic Code Book
     ECLS-K Third-Grade Public-Use Data File and Electronic Code Book
     Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey (PFI) Data File From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2003
     Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons Survey Data File of the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2003
     National Household Education Surveys Program of 2001–03: Electronic Codebook and Data Files
     Data File: State Library Agencies Survey: Fiscal Year 2003
     Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2001 National Data File
     Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 Data File
Other Publications
     User’s Manual for the ECLS-K Third-Grade Public-Use Data File and Electronic Code Book
     By:National Center for Education Statistics
     National Household Education Surveys of 2003: Data File User’s Manual, Volumes I–III
     By:Mary Hagedorn, Jill Montaquila, Nancy Vaden-Kiernan, Kwang Kim, and Christopher Chapman
     Developments in School Finance: 2003
     By:William J. Fowler, Jr. (editor)
Training and Funding Opportunities
     The AERA Grants Program
     The NAEP Secondary Analysis Grant Program
     AIR Grants Program
     NPEC/AIR Focused Grants

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