The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools
"Valuable for many types of users, such as school administrators, teachers organizations, parents, and politicians who want to know how their districts compare to others. This should be considered essential for every academic library supporting teacher preparation programs, public, and school library."
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"Pulling together data compiled by a variety of agencies… this compendium provides directory and statistical information about public school districts—not individual elementary or secondary schools… Extremely useful for school district comparisons… Recommended."
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The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools, 2016/17 Edition


Pub. Date: July 2016
Softcover: 1,000 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61925-931-7
Price: $150.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-61925-932-4 EBook Vendors

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This comprehensive volume offers a snapshot profile of every public school district in the United States serving 1,500 or more students and provides pertinent evaluative and demographic statistics necessary to evaluate educational programs nationwide.This edition includes profiles on 5,797 school districts in the United States, representing 90% of all public school students in the country.

This ninth edition of The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools is a comprehensive compilation with more details, more test scores, and more ranking data than the previous edition. The text is arranged by state and each state section is broken down alphabetically by county. Within each county, listings for each school district are arranged alphabetically by city in which the school district headquarters is located.

The book is separated into two main sections; State Chapters and National Chapters. The State Chapter section is divided into the following four segments:

Segment One - State Educational Profile

These single-page state summaries cover all public schools in the state, regardless of number of students. they detail how the state is afring educationally, from number of schools, students, and student/teacher ratios, to SAT/ACT test scores, and (NEW) adjusted cohort graduation rates.

Segment Two - State Public School NAEP Test Scores

This segment includes statewide test scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress- 4th and 8th grade reading, math, and science scores, broken down by gender, race, and ethnicity.

Segment Three – School District Profiles

This segment is arranged alphabetically by county, then by name of school district. Each district profile includes basic informatino, including name, address, phone, and web site, and offers data on nine categories; Grade Span, District type, Number and type of Schools, Number of Teachers, Number of Librarian/Media Specialists, Number of Guidance Counselors, Enrollment, and Finances.

Segment Four - School District Rankings

This segment ranks 22 pieces of data. It now includes (NEW) district rankings by race and Hispanic origin. All data opints are ranked by school district.

The National Chapter section is divided into three segments:

Segment One - National Educational Profile

This national summary covers all public schools in the nation, regardless of number of students. It details how the country is faring educationally, from number of schools, students, and student/teacher ratios, to standardized test scores, and (NEW) adjusted cohort graduation rates.

Segment Two - National Public School NAEP Test Scores

This segment includes nationwide test scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress-4th and 8th grade reading, math, and science scores, broken down by gender, race, and ethnicity. NEW tables include data on vocabulary, civics, geography, history, technology, and engineering literacy.

Segment Three – National Rankings

This segment allows you to easily compare, district by district, each piece of criteria found in the School District Rankings segment. All data points for the top and bottom 120 schools are ranked.

Indexes

To further facilitate research, The Comparative Guide to American Elementary and Secondary Schools includes two indexes:

School District Index: an alphabetical listing of all school districts in this edition, including the city they are located in, and the page number of their detailed profile.

City Index: an alphabetical listing of all cities represented by the school districts profiled in this Guide, and the page number of the school district profile it is included in.

The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools is the ideal source to help parents make relocation decisions and teachers to find desirable school districts. The combination of usability, currency of data, breadth of scope, narratives, detailed information, and multiple access points make this guide invaluable. This edition is a must-have resource in any reference collection.

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Pub. Date: July 2016
Softcover: 1,000 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61925-931-7
Price: $150.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-61925-932-4 EBook Vendors

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