The Almanac of American Education 2014-2015

Edited by Deirdre A. Gaquin, Gwenavere W. Dunn

Paperback - £61.00

Publication date:

06 March 2015

Length of book:

578 pages


Bernan Press

ISBN-13: 9781598887365

The Almanac of American Education helps users understand and compare the quality of education at the national, state, and county levels. Compiled from official U.S. government and reliable private sources, the book contains historical and current data, insightful analysis, and useful graphs that provide compelling insights into the state of education in America.

The appendix to this title functions as a guide to education resources on the Internet. It provides site descriptions and evaluations along with URLs, giving users the information they need to go directly to the sites that will be of greatest use to them. The
Almanac provides national coverage of school enrollment and educational attainment, looking at American education from a variety of different angles.

This edition contains numerous figures including the percentage of high school and college graduates in the population and enrollment status by age and level of education.

State-level statistics include:
• average SAT and ACT scores
• per-student expenditures
• private and public school enrollment
• student poverty
• public school teacher salaries and teacher characteristics
• regional comparative data

County-level statistics include:
• information on student/teacher ratios
• free lunch eligibility
• numbers of students and graduates
• attainment levels
• per-student expenditures

The latest edition of this statistical reference compares American educational opportunities at the national, state, and county level. Updated data (both historical and current) includes school-enrollment figures; unemployment rates by educational attainment level; and various analyses by county, state, and region, including per-student expenditures and free-lunch eligibility statistics. As most of the national data is no longer provided in print form from the Census Bureau, this volume remains a core reference work for academic libraries and special collections in education.