Statistical Resources for Nonpublic Schools
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Notable Annual Reports

Condition of Education (COE):


The Condition of Education (COE) is a mandated report submitted to Congress on June 1st each year describing the current status and recent progress of education in the U.S. COE is an indicator report, analyzing key data that measure the health of education, monitor important developments, and show trends in major aspects of education. COE draws on data across NCES survey and program areas. COE reports often include data on private schools and homeschooling.

Special Analysis 2005: Mobility in the Teacher Workforce

For the COE 2005, a special analysis was prepared providing information on mobility in the teacher workforce. The analysis presents data on teachers who have entered, left, or moved within the K-12 teacher workforce in the U.S. Teacher mobility in private schools is discussed in comparison with teacher mobility in public schools.

Data sources for the special analysis include the 1999-2000 SASS and 2000-2001 TFS.

Special Analysis 2002: Private Schools: A Brief Portrait

For the COE 2002, a special analysis was prepared providing a brief portrait of private schools. The analysis examines private schools, how they differ by type (Catholic, other religious, and nonsectarian), and how they differ from public schools. The data presented allow for quantitative comparisons of national average data for the private and public school sectors in the following areas:

  • Schools and Students
  • School Climate and Staff Perception
  • Academic Coursetaking and Student Outcomes

Data sources for the special analysis include the 1999-2000 SASS, the 1998 NAEP High School Transcript Study, the 2000 NAEP, and the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, "Fourth Follow-up" (1988/2000 NELS).

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Digest of Education Statistics (Digest):


The primary purpose of the Digest of Education Statistics (Digest) is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by NCES. To qualify for inclusion in the Digest, material must be nationwide in scope and of current interest and value. The publication contains information on a variety of subjects in the field of education statistics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, libraries, and international education. Supplemental information on population trends, attitudes on education, education characteristics of the labor force, government finances, and economic trends provides background for evaluating education data.

Tabular data on private schools may be found in the Digests' chapter on elementary and secondary education.

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