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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 7, Issues 1 & 2
Table of Contents
Note From NCES
  Note From NCES
    By:Mark Schneider, Commissioner
     Presents important information about the Quarterly and discusses obtaining NCES data using the newly redesigned NCES website.
Featured Topic: NCES Programs and Plans
     Programs and Plans of the National Center for Education Statistics, 2005 Edition
    By:U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
     Summarizes current NCES statistical programs and services, major publications, and plans for future work. Includes descriptions, timelines, and plans for all NCES data collections.
Early Childhood Education
     Regional Differences in Kindergartners' Early Education Experiences
    By:Emily Rosenthal, Amy Rathbun, and Jerry West
     Describes kindergartners' patterns of participation in preschool and kindergarten programs, as well as characteristics of the programs and the kindergartners who attend them, to provide a regional picture of kindergartners' early learning experiences.
Elementary and Secondary Education
     A Profile of the American High School Sophomore in 2002: Initial Results From the Base Year of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002
    By:Steven J. Ingels, Laura J. Burns, Stephanie Charleston, Xianglei Chen, and Emily Forrest Cataldi
     Presents findings from the base year of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002). Provides descriptive information about the experiences and characteristics of a nationally representative sample of 10th-graders who were studied in spring 2002.
     Adolescent Cigarette Smoking: A Longitudinal Analysis Through Young Adulthood
    By:David C. Miller
     Presents the incidence of daily smoking among adolescents at various points over a 12-year period. Identifies several specific developmental patterns and examines them in relation to various descriptive characteristics.
     Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2003
    By:Basmat Parsad and Jennifer Jones
     Presents 10 years of data on internet access in public schools, including national estimates as well as selected findings by school characteristics.
     Rates of Computer and Internet Use by Children in Nursery School and Students in Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade: 2003
    By:Matthew DeBell
     Describes the percentages of students in grade 12 or below who used computers or the Internet in 2003.
     Distance Education Courses for Public Elementary and Secondary School Students: 2002–03
    By:J. Carl Setzer and Laurie Lewis
     Presents national estimates of the number of districts and schools with students enrolled in distance education courses, as well as the number of enrollments in these courses; identifies the most common distance education technologies; and provides districts' reasons for having distance education courses.
     Computer Technology in the Public School Classroom: Teacher Perspectives
    By:Lawrence Lanahan and Janet Boysen
     Describes the types of technologies public school teachers find essential and whether they consider technology sufficiently available in their classrooms. Also compares teacher opinions across various teacher characteristics.
     Qualifications of Public Secondary School Biology Teachers, 1999–2000
    By:Daniel J. McGrath, Emily W. Holt, and Marilyn M. Seastrom
     Describes the qualifications of public middle school and high school biology teachers in terms of the subject matter of their certifications and postsecondary majors and minors.
     Private School Teacher Turnover and Teacher Perceptions of School Organizational Characteristics
    By:Daniel J. McGrath and Daniel Princiotta
     Examines teacher-perceived school organizational characteristics, and relationships between these characteristics and teacher turnover in Catholic, other religious, and nonsectarian private schools.
     Parent and Family Involvement in Education: 2002–03
    By:Nancy Vaden-Kiernan and John McManus
     Presents data on students in kindergarten through 12th grade and focuses on their families' involvement in their children's education. Examines educational activities related to school and outside of school.
     Dual Enrollment of High School Students at Postsecondary Institutions: 2002–03
    By:Brian Kleiner and Laurie Lewis
     Reports on the prevalence of college coursetaking by high school students at their institutions, both within and outside of dual enrollment programs. Presents information on institutions with dual enrollment programs, at the national level and by institution type and size.
     Dual Credit and Exam-Based Courses in U.S. Public High Schools: 2002–03
    By:Tiffany Waits, J. Carl Setzer, and Laurie Lewis
     Provides national estimates of the number of public high schools that offered dual credit and/or exam-based courses (e.g., Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses), as well as the number of enrollments in these courses.
     Public Elementary and Secondary Students, Staff, Schools, and School Districts: School Year 2002–03
    By:Lee Hoffman, Jennifer Sable, Julia Naum, and Dell Gray
     Presents data about the students enrolled in public education, including the number of students by grade and the number receiving special education, migrant, or English language learner services.
     Revenues and Expenditures by Public School Districts: School Year 2001-02
    By:Frank Johnson
     Reports on public school district revenues and expenditures per student. Presents national and state values for the median school district and for districts at the 5th and 95th percentiles.
     Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2002–03
    By:Jason Hill and Frank Johnson
     Presents national and state data on public education finances, including revenues by source, expenditures per student, and expenditures for instruction.
Postsecondary Education
     Waiting to Attend College: Undergraduates Who Delay Their Postsecondary Enrollment
    By:Laura Horn, Emily Forrest Cataldi, and Anna Sikora
     Describes the characteristics and outcomes of students who delay enrollment in postsecondary education and how they differ from their peers who enroll immediately after high school graduation.
     The Road Less Traveled? Students Who Enroll in Multiple Institutions
    By:Katharin Peter and Emily Forrest Cataldi
     Examines the extent to which undergraduates attend multiple institutions as well as the relationship between multiple institution attendance and persistence, attainment, and time to degree.
     2003–2004 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04): Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2003-04
    By:Lutz Berkner, Shirley He, Stephen Lew, Melissa Cominole, and Peter Siegel
     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.
     2003–2004 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04): Undergraduate Financial Aid Estimates for 2003-04 by Type of Institution
    By:Lutz Berkner, Christina Chang Wei, Shirley He, Stephen Lew, Melissa Cominole, and Peter Siegel
     Describes average tuition and fees, average total price of attendance, and the percentages of undergraduates receiving various types and combinations of financial aid (and average amounts received), with a particular focus on grants and loans.
     Debt Burden: A Comparison of 1992–93 and 1999–2000 Bachelor's Degree Recipients a Year After Graduating
    By:Susan P. Choy and Xiaojie Li
     Compares the borrowing patterns of 1992–93 and 1999–2000 bachelor's degree recipients, and examines their repayment situations and resulting debt burdens a year after graduation.
     Postsecondary Participation Rates by Sex and Race/Ethnicity: 1974-2003
    By:Lisa Hudson, Sally Aquilino, and Greg Kienzl
     Examines participation in postsecondary education among traditionally college-age women and men and among different racial/ethnic groups from 1974 to 2003.
     Gender Differences in Participation and Completion of Undergraduate Education and How They Have Changed Over Time
    By:Katharin Peter and Laura Horn
     Examines gender differences in undergraduate participation and completion rates, focusing on changes over time in college enrollment, associate's and bachelor's degree awards, and the demographic and enrollment characteristics of undergraduate men and women.
     Trends in Undergraduate Career Education
    By:Lisa Hudson and Ellen Carey
     Examines trends in undergraduate credentials in career-related areas of study, at both the subbaccalaureate and baccalaureate levels, from 1984-85 to 2000-01.
     Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2002 and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2002
    By:Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly-Reid, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, Seungho Huh, Burton Levine, Marcus Berzofsky, and Susan G. Broyles
     Presents national- and state-level data on postsecondary enrollment, financial statistics, and student financial aid, as well as graduation rate data for the 1996 and 1999 student cohorts.
     Staff in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2003, and Salaries of Full-Time Instructional Faculty, 2003-04
    By:Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly-Reid, Roy W. Whitmore, Seungho Huh, Luhua Zhao, Burton Levine, Scott Ginder, Jean Wang, and Susan G. Broyles
     Presents race/gender information for faculty and staff employed at Title IV degree-granting institutions in fall 2003, and salaries and fringe benefits of full-time instructional faculty for academic year 2003-04.
     National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:04) Report on Faculty and Instructional Staff in Fall 2003
    By:Emily Forrest Cataldi, Mansour Fahimi, and Ellen M. Bradburn
     Describes the gender, race/ethnicity, tenure status, and income of all faculty and instructional staff employed in degree-granting institutions, by employment status, institution type, and program area.
     Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2003 and Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2002–03
    By:Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly-Reid, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, Lorrie Gallego, June Cong, Marcus Berzofsky, Seungho Huh, Burton Levine, and Susan G. Broyles
     Presents universe data on institutional characteristics as well as on the numbers of degrees conferred in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions, by control of institution, gender and race/ethnicity of recipients, and degree level and field.
Lifelong Learning
     Reasons for Adults' Participation in Work-Related Courses, 2002–03
    By:Matthew DeBell and Gail Mulligan
     Examines the reasons that adults participate in formal, work-related educational courses.
     School Library Media Centers: Selected Results From the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002)
    By:Leslie Scott
     Examines various aspects of school libraries—their space, organization, collections, resources, staffing, and use—that serve 10th-graders. Also provides information by 10th-graders on their use of and opinions about school libraries.
     Fifty Years of Supporting Children's Learning: A History of Public School Libraries and Federal Legislation From 1953 to 2000
    By:Joan S. Michie and Barbara A. Holton
     Presents national-, regional-, state-, and school-level descriptive data about public school libraries since 1953, as well as regional school accreditation standards and federal legislation affecting school libraries.
     Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2002
    By:Adrienne Chute, P. Elaine Kroe, Patricia O'Shea, Terri Craig, Michael Freeman, Laura Hudgins, Joanna Fane McLaughlin, and Cynthia Jo Ramsey
     Reports information on public libraries, including size of collection, circulation, library visits, reference transactions, interlibrary loans, children's program attendance, service outlets, public service hours, electronic measures, staff, income, and expenditures.
International Statistics
     Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G8 Countries: 2004
    By:Anindita Sen, Lisette A. Partelow, and David C. Miller
     Compares the U.S. education system to the education systems of several other economically developed countries. Covers numerous topics, such as access, achievement, attainment, and expenditures at various levels of education, as well as labor market outcomes.
     Highlights From the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL)
    By:Mariann Lemke, David C. Miller, Jamie Johnston, Tom Krenzke, Laura Alvarez-Rojas, David Kastberg, and Leslie Jocelyn
     Provides key findings from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL), including overall literacy and numeracy performance of U.S. adults ages 16-65 compared to their peers in five other countries.
Crosscutting Statistics
     The Condition of Education 2005
    By:U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
     Focuses on indicators of the condition and progress of education in the United States, including participation and persistence, student performance, and societal support. Also includes this year's special analysis on the mobility of the elementary and secondary school teacher workforce.
     Feasibility of a Student Unit Record System Within the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
    By:Alisa F. Cunningham and John Milam
     Describes the feasibility of collecting individual enrollment and financial aid information for each student in postsecondary education.
     Estimating Undergraduate Enrollment in Postsecondary Education Using National Center for Education Statistics Data
    By:David Hurst and Lisa Hudson
     Describes the process of generating comparable estimates of undergraduate enrollment in postsecondary institutions across four NCES datasets.
Data Products
     Data File: CCD School District Finance Survey: FY 1997 Final
     Data File: CCD School District Finance Survey: FY 2003 Preliminary
     Data File: CCD National Public Education Financial Survey: FY 2003 Preliminary
     National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04): Undergraduate Data Analysis System
     National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04): Graduate Data Analysis System
     Data File, Public-Use: Public Libraries Survey: Fiscal Year 2002
     Data File, Public-Use: Public Libraries Survey: Fiscal Year 2003
Other Publications
     The Nation's Report Card: An Introduction to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
    By:U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
     The Condition of Education in Brief 2005
    By:Andrea Livingston and John Wirt (editors)
     Directory of Public Elementary and Secondary Agencies 2002–03
    By:Lena M. McDowell and John P. Sietsema
     America's Public School Libraries: 1953-2000
    By:Joan S. Michie and Barbara A. Holton
     User's Guide to Developing Student Interest Surveys Under Title IX
    By:U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
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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