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NCES 2009309 Private School Universe Survey (PSS): Public-Use Data File for School Year 2005-06
This is the 2005-06 Private School Universe Survey (PSS) public-use data in three formats (SAS, SPSS, and text) with supporting documentation (file layout, codebook, survey report, and questionnaire.
12/31/2008
NCES 2009300 Data File: Common Core of Data State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School year 2006-07
This file includes state-level data on the numbers of students by race/ethnicity and grade, numbers of teachers and other categories of instructional, support, and administrative staff members.
11/24/2008
NCES 2008084 Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
This report examines both the educational progress of American Indian/Alaska Native children and adults and challenges in their education. It shows that over time more American Indian/Alaska Native students have gone on to college and that their attainment expectations have increased. Despite these gains, progress has been uneven and differences persist between American Indian/Alaska Native students and students of other racial/ethnic groups on key indicators of educational performance.
9/30/2008
WWC TRDP08 Dropout Prevention Topic Report
Dropout prevention interventions are school- and community-based initiatives that aim to keep students in school and encourage them to complete their high school education. To be included in the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) review, interventions have to operate within the United States and include dropout prevention or dropout recovery as one of their primary objectives. The interventions reviewed provide a mix of services, such as counseling, monitoring, school restructuring, curriculum redesign, financial incentives, and community services to mitigate factors impeding academic success.

The review focuses on three outcome domains: staying in school, progressing in school, and completing school. As of September 2008, the WWC looked at 84 studies of 22 dropout prevention interventions that qualified for review. Of these, 23 studies of 16 interventions meet WWC evidence standards--11 without reservations and 12 with reservations. The six other interventions have no studies that meet WWC eligibility or evidence screens.
9/23/2008
NCES 2008353REV Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2005-06
This report presents the number of high school graduates, the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR), and dropout data for grades 9 through 12 for public schools in school year 2005-06. The counts of graduates, dropouts, and enrollments by grade (which serve as the denominators for the graduation and dropout rates) are from the Common Core of Data (CCD) nonfiscal surveys of public elementary/secondary education. These data represent high school graduates receiving regular diplomas for the 2005-06 school year and dropouts from the 2005-06 school year.
9/19/2008
NCES 2008053 Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2006
This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. It presents estimates of rates for 2006 and provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last three decades (1972-2006), including characteristics of dropouts and completers in these years. Report highlights include: The averaged freshman graduation rate (AFGR), which provides an estimate of the percentage of public high school students who graduate with a regular diploma 4 years after starting 9th grade, was 74.7 percent for the class of 2005. Students living in low-income families were approximately four times more likely to drop out of high school between 2005 and 2006 than were students living in high-income families. In October 2006, approximately 3.5 million civilian noninstitutionalized 16- through 24-year-olds were not enrolled in high school and had not earned a high school diploma or alternative credential.
9/3/2008
WWC IRDPNC08 New Century High Schools
The New Century High Schools Initiative is a program designed to improve large, underperforming high schools by transforming them into small schools with links to community organizations. New Century High Schools each have about 400 students; the small size is intended to foster strong relationships between students and educators. These schools commit to a broad set of educational principles, but are free to make their own choices about curriculum.
8/26/2008
REL 2008040 High School Dropout and Graduation Rates in the Central Region
This report presents comprehensive and detailed information on grades 7-12 dropout rates and on high school graduation rates in the Central Region. Dropout and graduation rates are presented for the region as a whole and for each state in the region, by gender, race/ethnicity, locale, and grade. The rates provide a comprehensive reference for state and local educators and policymakers on the student subgroups most at risk of not completing high school.
8/18/2008
REL 2008056 The Reenrollment of High School Dropouts in a Large, Urban School District
This study follows a cohort of first-time 9th graders in one large urban school district from 2001/02 to 2005/06 and documents their dropout, reenrollment, and graduation rates. For the one-third of dropouts who reenrolled in the district over that period, it reports course credit accrual and graduation outcomes as well as students' reasons for dropping out and the challenges districts face with their reenrollment.
8/11/2008
WWC IRDPAM08 Accelerated Middle Schools
Accelerated middle schools are self-contained academic programs designed to help middle school students who are behind grade level catch up with their age peers. If these students begin high school with other students their age, the hope is that they will be more likely to stay in school and graduate. The programs serve students who are one to two years behind grade level and give them the opportunity to cover an additional year of curriculum during their one to two years in the program. Accelerated middle schools can be structured as separate schools or as schools within a traditional middle school.
7/8/2008
NCES 2008339 Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2005-06
This annual report provides basic information from the Common Core of Data about the nation's largest public school districts in the 2005-06 school year. The data include such characteristics as the numbers of students and teachers, number of high school completers and the averaged freshman graduation rate, and revenues and expenditures. Findings include: In 2005-06, these 100 largest districts enrolled 23 percent of all public school students, and employed 22 percent of all public school teachers. The districts produced 20 percent of all high school completers (both diploma and other completion credential recipients) in 2004-05. Across the districts, the averaged freshman graduation rate was 69.5 percent. Three states -- California, Florida, and Texas -- accounted for almost half of the 100 largest public school districts. Current per-pupil expenditures in fiscal year 2003 ranged from a low of $5,104 in the Puerto Rico School District to a high of $18,878 in the District of Columbia Public School District.
6/26/2008
NCES 2008032 The Condition of Education 2008 in Brief
The Condition of Education 2008 in Brief contains a summary of 21 of the 43 indicators in The Condition of Education 2008. The topics covered include: public and private enrollment in elementary/secondary education; projections of undergraduate enrollment; student achievement from the National Assessment of Educational Progress in reading, mathematics, and writing; status dropout rates; immediate transition to college; teacher turnover; educational attainment; expenditures for elementary and secondary education; undergraduate fields of study; and employment of college students.
5/29/2008
NCES 2008315 Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results from the 2005-2006 Private School Universe Survey
This report on the 2005-2006 Private School Universe Survey presents data on private schools in the United States with grades kindergarten through twelve by selected characteristics.
4/1/2008
NCES 2008335 Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2004-05
This annual report provides basic information from the Common Core of Data about the nationís largest public school districts in the 2004-05 school year. The data include such characteristics as the numbers of students and teachers, number of high school completers and the averaged freshman graduation rate, and revenues and expenditures. Several findings were: These 100 largest districts enrolled 23 percent of all public school students, and employed 20 percent of all public school teachers, in 2004-05. The 100 largest districts produced 20 percent of all high school completers (both diploma and other completion credential recipients) in 2003-04. Across these districts, the averaged freshman graduation rate was 70.2 percent. Four states -- California, Florida, Texas, and New York -- accounted for more than half of the 100 largest public school districts. Current per-pupil expenditures in fiscal year 2003 ranged from a low of $4,351 in the Puerto Rico School District to a high of $17,337 in Boston, Massachusetts.
4/1/2008
WWC IRDPJ08 JOBSTART
JOBSTART is an alternative education and training program designed to improve the economic prospects of young, disadvantaged high school dropouts by increasing educational attainment and developing occupational skills. The program has four main components: (1) basic academic skills instruction with a focus on GED (General Educational Development) preparation, (2) occupational skills training, (3) training-related support services (such as transportation assistance and childcare), and (4) job placement assistance. Participants receive at least 200 hours of basic education and 500 hours of occupational training.
3/25/2008
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