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The Condition of Education 2009

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The Condition of Education 2009
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NCES 2009-031.

To ensure reliable, accurate, and timely data, which are necessary to monitor the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, The Condition of Education. This year’s report presents 46 indicators of important developments and trends in U.S. education. These indicators focus on participation and persistence in education, student performance and other measures of achievement, the environment for learning, and resources for education.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Commissioner’s Statement...................................................................................................... iii
Reader’s Guide .................................................................................................................................................................xi
List of Tables................................................................................................................................................................xviii
List of Figures...............................................................................................................................................................xxiii
The List of Indicators on The Condition of Education Website (2000–2009) ................................................................ xxvii

SECTION 1 - PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATION ...................................................................... 1
Introduction..................................................................................................................................................................... 3

All Ages
1 Enrollment Trends by Age.................................................................................................................................. 4

Preprimary Education
2 Early Development of Children ......................................................................................................................... 6
3 Knowledge and Skills of Young Children ........................................................................................................... 8

Elementary/Secondary Education
4 Public School Enrollment................................................................................................................................ 10
5 Private School Enrollment ............................................................................................................................... 12
6 Homeschooled Students .................................................................................................................................. 14
7 Racial/Ethnic Enrollment in Public Schools..................................................................................................... 16
8 Language Minority School-Age Children......................................................................................................... 18
9 Children and Youth With Disabilities.............................................................................................................. 20

Undergraduate Education
10 Undergraduate Enrollment .............................................................................................................................. 22

Graduate and Professional Education
11 Graduate and First-Professional Enrollment..................................................................................................... 24

SECTION 2 - LEARNER OUTCOMES................................................................................. 27
Introduction................................................................................................................................................................... 29

Academic Outcomes
12 Reading Performance and Achievement Gaps .................................................................................................. 30
13 Mathematics Performance and Achievement Gaps........................................................................................... 32
14 Reading and Mathematics Score Trends........................................................................................................... 34
15 International Trends in Mathematics Performance........................................................................................... 36
16 International Trends in Science Performance.................................................................................................... 38

Economic Outcomes
17 Annual Earnings of Young Adults .................................................................................................................... 40

SECTION 3 - STUDENT EFFORT AND EDUCATION PROGRESS .............................................. 43
Introduction................................................................................................................................................................... 45

Elementary/Secondary Persistence and Progress
18 Grade Retention .............................................................................................................................................. 46
19 Public High School Graduation Rates.............................................................................................................. 48
20 Status Dropout Rates....................................................................................................................................... 50

Transition to College
21 Immediate Transition to College...................................................................................................................... 52

Completions
22 Postsecondary Graduation Rates...................................................................................................................... 54
23 Educational Attainment................................................................................................................................... 56
24 Degrees Earned................................................................................................................................................ 58

SECTION 4 - CONTEXTS OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION............................. 61
Introduction................................................................................................................................................................... 63

School Characteristics and Climate
25 Poverty Concentration in Public Schools ......................................................................................................... 64
26 Racial/Ethnic Concentration in Public Schools................................................................................................ 66
27 School Crime and Safety.................................................................................................................................. 68
28 Student Suspensions and Expulsions................................................................................................................ 70

Teachers and Staff
29 International Teacher Comparisons.................................................................................................................. 72

Learning Opportunities
30 Parent and Family Involvement in Education................................................................................................... 74
31 Student/Teacher Ratios in Public Schools ........................................................................................................ 76

School Choice
32 Parental Choice of School................................................................................................................................ 78

Finance
33 Public School Revenue Sources........................................................................................................................ 80
34 Public School Expenditures.............................................................................................................................. 82
35 Variations in Instruction Expenditures............................................................................................................. 84
36 Public School Expenditures by District Poverty................................................................................................ 86
37 Education Expenditures by Country................................................................................................................ 88

SECTION 5 - CONTEXTS OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ................................................. 91
Introduction................................................................................................................................................................... 93

Characteristics of Postsecondary Students
38 Racial/Ethnic Concentration in Higher Education .......................................................................................... 94
39 International Students in the United States...................................................................................................... 96

Programs and Courses
40 Undergraduate Fields of Study......................................................................................................................... 98
41 Graduate and First-Professional Fields of Study ............................................................................................. 100
42 Degrees Conferred by Public and Private Institutions .................................................................................... 102

Faculty and Staff
43 Faculty Salaries, Benefits, and Total Compensation........................................................................................ 104

Finance
44 College Student Employment........................................................................................................................ 106
45 Financial Aid for First-Time Students ............................................................................................................ 108
46 Postsecondary Revenues and Expenditures..................................................................................................... 110

APPENDIX A - SUPPLEMENTAL TABLES....................................................................... 113
The supplemental tables are listed in the List of Tables on the following pages.

APPENDIX B - SUPPLEMENTAL NOTES........................................................................ 251
Note 1: Commonly Used Variables............................................................................................................................. 253
Note 2: The Current Population Survey (CPS) ........................................................................................................... 260
Note 3: Other Surveys................................................................................................................................................ 265
Note 4: National Assessment of Educational Progress................................................................................................. 272
Note 5: International Assessments .............................................................................................................................. 275
Note 6: Measures of Student Persistence and Progress................................................................................................. 276
Note 7: Student Disabilities........................................................................................................................................ 278
Note 8: Classification of Postsecondary Education Institutions................................................................................... 280
Note 9: Fields of Study for Postsecondary Degrees...................................................................................................... 282
Note 10: Finance.......................................................................................................................................................... 283

APPENDIX C - GLOSSARY .......................................................................................... 287

APPENDIX D - BIBLIOGRAPHY .................................................................................... 297
NCES Publications (Complete Citation)...................................................................................................................... 298
Other Publications ....................................................................................................................................................... 298
NCES Surveys.............................................................................................................................................................. 299
Surveys From Other Agencies....................................................................................................................................... 299

APPENDIX E - INDEX ................................................................................................ 301

Audience

This would be a vaulable resource for teachers, administrators, and professors at all levels of education, from elementary through graduate. In addition, this report may be of interest to parents of elementary students as well as secondary through post-graduate students.

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Publisher:
Education Dept., Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics
Author:
  • Planty, Michael
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2009: 359 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • Education Department Publication NCES 2009 081
  • Annual Reports, Education Department
  • Educational Statistics
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Educational Research
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Item available Date:
06/17/2009
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