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Title:  The Condition of Education 2004
Description: The Condition of Education 2004 summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents 38 indicators on the status and condition of education and a special analysis of changes in student financial aid between 1989-90 and 1999-2000. The indicators represent a consensus of professional judgment on the most significant national measures of the condition and progress of education for which accurate data are available. The 2004 print edition includes 38 indicators in six main areas: (1) enrollment trends and student characteristics at all levels of the education system from elementary education to adult learning; (2) student achievement and the longer term, enduring effects of education; (3) student effort and rates of progress through the educational system among different population groups; (4) the contexts of elementary and secondary education in terms of courses taken, teacher characteristics, and other factors; (5) the contexts of postsecondary education; and (6) societal support for learning, including parental and community support for learning, and public and private financial support of education at all levels.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: June 2004
Web Release: June 1, 2004
Print Release: June 1, 2004
Publication #: NCES 2004077
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: John Wirt, Patrick Rooney; Susan Choy, MPR, Inc.; Stephen Provasnik, Anindita Sen, ESSI; and Richard Tobin, AIR.
Type of Product: Compendium
Survey/Program Areas: Annual Reports Program (Annual)
International Activities Program (IAP)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Compendium, please contact:
Susan L. Aud.
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