Digest of Education Statistics 2008

Digest of Education Statistics 2008
Title:
Digest of Education Statistics 2008
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Description

NCES 2009-020.

The 2008 edition of the Digest of Education Statistics is the 44th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The Digest has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977–78, 1983–84, and 1985–86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). To qualify for inclusion in the Digest, material must be nationwide in scope and of current interest and value. The publication contains information on a variety of subjects in the field of education statistics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons. Supplemental information on population trends, attitudes on education, education characteristics of the labor force, government finances, and economic trends provides background for evaluating education data. Although the Digest contains important information on federal education funding, more detailed information on federal activities is available from federal education program offices.

In addition to updating many of the statistics that have appeared in previous years, this edition contains new material, including
• number and percentage of public school students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (table 42);
• percentage distribution of children at about 2 and 4 years of age, by type of child care arrangement and selected child and family characteristics (table 46);
• percentage distribution of quality ratings of child care arrangements of children at about 4 years of age, by type of arrangement and selected child and family characteristics (table 47);
• children’s specific language, literacy, mathematics, color knowledge, and fine motor skills at about 4 years of age, by age of child and selected characteristics (table 114);
• average National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scale scores of 4th-, 8th-, and 12th-graders, by selected student and school characteristics (table 123);
• average NAEP writing scale score and percentage of students attaining NAEP writing achievement levels, by selected student characteristics and grade level (table 125);
• average NAEP mathematics scale scores of 4th-, 8th-, and 12th-graders, by selected student and school characteristics (table 136);
• average NAEP mathematics scale score of 8th-graders and percentage reporting various attitudes toward mathematics work, by frequency of attitude and selected student and school characteristics (table 137);
• average NAEP science scale score of 12th-graders and percentage reporting various attitudes toward science, by selected student and school characteristics (table 140);
• percentage of elementary and secondary school students who do homework outside of school, whose parents check that homework is done, and whose parents help with homework, by frequency and selected student and school characteristics (table 156);
• total full-year enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by control and type of institution and state or jurisdiction (table 222);
• degrees in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Russian conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree (table 309);
• full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking undergraduate students enrolled in degree-granting institutions, by participation and average amount awarded in financial aid programs, and type and control of institution (table 336); and
• percentage of 18- to 25-year-olds reporting substance abuse during the past 30 days and the past year, by drug used and selected characteristics (table 396).

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Table of Contents

Foreword

List of Figures

List of Tables

Introduction

Guide to Tabular Presentation

Chapter 1. All Levels of Education

Chapter 2. Elementary and Secondary Education

Chapter 3. Postsecondary Education

Chapter 4. Federal Programs for Education and Related Activities

Chapter 5. Outcomes of Education

Chapter 6. International Comparisons of Education

Chapter 7. Libraries and Educational Technology

Appendixes:

A. Guide to Sources

B. Definitions

C. Index of Table Numbers

Audience

Students, teachers, and professors at all levels of study from pre-K to graduate school would be interested in these educational statistics.

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Publisher:
Education Dept., National Center for Education Statistics
Author:
  • Snyder, Thomas D.
Key Phrases:
  • Educational Statistics
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Record Creation Date:
04/24/2009
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