The Condition of Education 2011 Available in ERIC
Aug. 15, 2011
The start of the school year often brings to mind questions about the state of education across the country. How many students are enrolled and in what types of schools? How well are they achieving? How many graduate from high school? How many attend and complete college? What are the characteristics of their teachers and administrators? How are schools financed?
Answers to these questions and many more may be found in two key publications from the National Center for Education Statistics, available in ERIC. The Condition of Education 2011 is a detailed, Congressionally mandated annual report that covers the following:
- Participation in education (enrollment figures)
- Learner outcomes (test scores and other achievement data; earnings and employment data)
- Student effort and educational progress (graduation rates; college transition data)
- Contexts of elementary and secondary education (teacher and school demographics; finance)
- Contexts of postsecondary education (instructor and institution demographics; finance)
The Condition of Education 2011 In Brief offers a sample of 12 of the indicators contained in the larger, 382-page work. The two reports present a wealth of statistical data in a well-organized format, heavily used by researchers and policymakers.
For more information about the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, please see www.nces.ed.gov.