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National Center for Education Statistics Working Paper Series

By Mcguire, C. Kent

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Book Id: WPLBN0000700176
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Reproduction Date: 2003
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Title: National Center for Education Statistics Working Paper Series  
Author: Mcguire, C. Kent
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Department of Education pub, Education.
Collections: Educational Resource Collection
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Publisher: U.S. Department of Education


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Excerpt: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data related to education in the United States and other nations. It fulfills a congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report full and complete statistics on the condition of education in the United States; conduct and publish reports and specialized analyses of the meaning and significance of such statistics; assist state and local education agencies in improving their statistical systems; and review and report on education activities in foreign countries. NCES activities are designed to address high priority education data needs; provide consistent, reliable, complete, and accurate indicators of education status and trends; and report timely, useful, and high quality data to the U.S. Department of Education, the Congress, the states, other education policymakers, practitioners, data users, and the general public. We strive to make our products available in a variety of formats and in language that is appropriate to a variety of audiences. You, as our customer, are the best judge of our success in communicating information effectively. If you have any comments or suggestions about this or any other NCES product or report, we would like to hear from you. Please direct your comments to ...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Foreword, iii -- Student Achievement in Mathematics, 1 -- Middle School, 2 -- End of Secondary School, 3 -- Educational Attainment, 5 -- Upper Secondary, 5 -- Tertiary Education, 6 -- Literacy, 7 -- Unemployment Among Young Adults, 9 -- Public Expenditure on Education, 11 -- Summary, 12 -- References, 14 -- Appendix: Description of School Systems in Seven Countries, 17 -- List of Figures -- Figure 1: TIMSS 8th Grade Average Mathematics Achievement Scores, 1995, 21 -- Figure 2: Percentile Distribution of 8th Grade Mathematics Achievement Scores, 1995, 22 -- Figure 3: TIMSS General Mathematics Achievement Scores, End of Secondary School, 1995, 23 -- Figure 4: Percentile Distribution of End of Secondary School General Math Achievement Scores, 1995, 24 -- Figure 5: Expenditure Per Student on Public and Private Secondary Institutions, 1995, 25 -- Figure 6: Ratio of Upper Secondary Graduates to Population at Typical Age of Graduation, 1996, 26 -- Figure 7: Ratio of Short and Long First University Program Graduates to Population at the -- Typical Age of Graduation, 1996, 27 -- Figure 8: Percent of Upper Secondary School Completers with Low Levels of Literacy Ages 16- -- 29, Document Scale, 1994, 28 -- Figure 9: Percentage of Population Scoring at Literacy Level 3 or Higher, Document Scale by -- Selected Age Group, 1994-95, 29 -- Figure 10: Unemployment of Youth Not in School, By Age Group, 1996, 30 -- List of Tables -- Table 1: Distribution of Mathematics Achievement Scores, Eighth Grade, 1995, 31 -- Table 2: Gender Differences in Mathematics Achievement ? Eighth Grade, 32 -- Table 3: Distribution on Mathematics Achievement Scores, Final Year of Secondary School, 33 -- Table 4: Gender Differences in Mathematics Achievement, Final Year Secondary School, 34 -- Table 5: Expenditure per Student (US dollars converted using PPPs) on Public and Private -- Institutions by Level of Education (based on full-time equivalents) (1995), 35 -- Table 6: Expenditure per Student Relative to GDP Per Capita on Public and Private Institutions -- by Level of Education (1995), 36


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