Reference Book of the Week: Digest of Education Statistics
Welcome to another edition of Reference Book of the Week at The Patriot Spot. This week we are featuring a resource for education: the Digest of Education Statistics. This resource is a compilation of statistical information in the field of American education. It covers from prekindergarten to graduate school, and it features data from government and private sources. The digest especially draws data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). If readers wish to know what sources are used to compile the digest, the book features an appendix with a "Guide to Sources" that lists sources used. A description of the various sources and how they are used is provided as well. What are some of the questions you can answer with this resource?
- Numbers on elementary and secondary education enrollment.
- Number of instructional faculty in degree-granting institutions. In other words, how many are full-time versus how many adjuncts.
- Appropriations from state and local governments for public degree-granting institutions, by state or jurisdiction. Basically, this is one way to see how your state funds (or not) their public universities and colleges.