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Educational surveys -- United States

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View Resource Digest of Education Statistics

The US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics has available this exhaustive compendium of education statistics. The bulk of the work is contained in 418 tables covering elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education, as well as federal programs for education, outcomes, international comparisons, and library resources and technology. This is the 32nd in a series of...

https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/
View Resource NAEP 1996 Science Report Card for the Nation and the States

This National Assessment of Educational Progress report (available in Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only) "evaluate[s] and report[s] the educational progress of students at grades 4, 8, and 12... provid[ing]... students' science achievement at each grade and within various subgroups of the general population." For 8th graders, selected state data is also available. Major assessment findings include:...

https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=97497
View Resource Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)

Conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), "the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) is the nation's largest sample survey of the characteristics and conditions of America's public and private schools and the teachers and principals who work in them." The SASS provides detailed data on both the public and private sectors as well as on those schools administered by the Bureau...

https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sass/
View Resource The National Education Goals Report: Building a Nation of Learners, 1999

In September 1989, President George Bush met with the nation's governors in the first National Education Summit. In the wake of the summit, six National Education Goals (later expanded to eight by Congress) for the year 2000 were adopted. Released last week, the 1999 National Education Goals Report reveals that these goals will not be met, but the report does indicate that many states have made...

http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/negp/reports/99rpt.pdf
View Resource Digest of Education Statistics 1999

The NCES released this major publication in early 2000. Digest of Education Statistics, 1999, provides "a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school." Topics covered include statistics on "schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, graduates, educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, employment...

https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2000031
View Resource Students Flunk U.S. History Test: Congress Calls on Teachers to 'Redouble Efforts'

This report from Education World focuses on the results released last month of a survey of the knowledge of American history among college seniors at America's elite institutions. Five hundred students at the nation's best colleges and universities took the one hundred-question phone survey conducted by the Center for Survey Research and Analysis (CSRA) at the University of Connecticut....

http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues100.shtml
View Resource Teachers' Tools for the 21st Century: A Report on Teachers' Use of Technology

This report, Teachers' Tools for the 21st Century: A Report on Teachers' Use of Technology, "uses multiple data sources to describe teachers' use of education technology in their classrooms and schools." It examines the availability of computer and Internet technology in the classroom, teacher training and preparation for using such technology, and the barriers that teachers encounter to its use....

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2000/2000102.pdf
View Resource The Nations Report Card: Geography 2001

Released in June 2002, this 168-page report offers a comprehensive overview of the state of geography education in the 4th, 8th, and 12th grades across the United States. Administered by the National Center for Education Statistics in the US Department of Education, the report presents the results of the sample survey of student achievement in geography, along with comparing the results to the...

https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/main2001/2002484a....
View Resource Concerned about the education of young people, the Common Core organization releases the results of a recent survey

History Surveys Stumps U.S. Teens [Free registration may be required] http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/education/27history.html?_r=1&oref=slogin The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy http://www.bartleby.com/59/ Bill Moyers Journal: Interview with Susan Jacoby http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/02152008/watch2.html Digital History http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ 19th Century...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2008/0229
View Resource The Chronicle of Higher Education: Faculty

The Chronicle of Higher Education does a fine job of reporting on all things related to higher education. This corner of the site is dedicated to faculty at post-secondary institutions. While some of the content is behind a pay-wall, there's still a significant amount of free material available. One good place to start here is with "Find out What Professors Are Making." This interactive database...

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https://www.chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7