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 5,749 school districts in the United States, representing 90% of all public school students in the country.
This 2018-19 edition of The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools is a comprehensive compilation of district details, test scores, and ranking data. It’s conveniently arranged by State chapters, followed by National chapters, a Glossary, and ends with two indexes.
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 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
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 section is arranged alphabetically by county, then by name of school district. It includes districts with 1,500 or more students. Each district profile includes basic information, 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 Librarians/Media Specialists; Number of Guidance Counselors; Enrollment; and Finances.
Segment Four - School District Rankings
This segment ranks 22 pieces of data. All data points 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 SAT/ACT test scores, and (NEW) status dropout rates.
Segment Two - National Public School NAEP Test Scores
Includes nationwide test scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress—4th and 8th grade reading, math, and science scores, all broken down by gender, race, and ethnicity.
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.
The Glossary covers 77 terms that define need-to-know educational terms, from Alternative Education School to Vocational Education School. Users will find these definitions valuable as they maneuver through the detailed information in The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools.
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 in this Guide and the page number of its school district profile(s).
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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