Doc of the Day. The Digest Of Education Statistics is a classic government document. The newest edition, 2012, came out on Dec 31, 2013. It is a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. It has been issued annually since 1962 except for combined editions for the years 1977–78, 1983–84, and 1985–86.
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 education. 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.
- Snyder, T.D., and Dillow, S.A. (2013). Digest of Education Statistics 2012. (NCES 2014-015). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC. [PDF, 836pp].
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