October 24, 2021

Reference: “The Condition of Education in the United States 2017” Report Published and Available Online

From the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

The National Center for Education Statistics has released The Condition Of Education 2017.

The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing important developments and trends in education using the latest available data.

The 2017 Condition of Education report presents 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons.

Also included in the report are 4 Spotlight indicators that provide more in-depth analyses on selected topics.

  • Risk Factors and Academic Outcomes in Kindergarten Through Third Grade
  • Homeless Children and Youth in Public Schools
  • First-Time Postsecondary Students’ Persistence After 3 Years
  • Disability Rates and Employment Status by Educational Attainment

Findings from the new analyses include:

• In 2014–15, about 2.5 percent of students in 2017-05-25_14-16-50U.S. public elementary and secondary schools were reported as homeless children or youth (1.3 million students). The percentage of homeless students varied based on the location of the school: 2.0 percent in suburban school districts, 2.4 percent in rural districts, 2.6 percent in town districts, and 3.7 percent in city districts;

• 57 percent of first-time postsecondary students who began at 2-year institutions in 2011–12 were still enrolled or had attained a certificate or degree by spring 2014, compared to 80 percent for students who began at 4-year institutions;

• In 2015, about 16 percent of 25- to 64-year-olds who had not completed high school had one or more disabilities, compared to 4 percent of those who had completed a bachelor’s degree and 3 percent of those who had completed a master’s or higher degree; and

• The percentage of students who use the Internet at home varied by parental education level in 2015, ranging from 42 percent for children whose parents had not completed high school to 71 percent for those whose parents had completed a bachelor’s or higher degree.

The 2017 report also includes other key findings on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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