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The Current Condition of Education 2015: Research Highlights

Course #: 02-522

Price: $12.00

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  • IACET: 0.2 CEUs
  • All Other Organizations: 3.00 Hours
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Course Description

Course Description

This brief course is designed to present the participant with current trends and developments in education. The United States Congress has mandated that the National Center For Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, The Condition of Education, which is the source of the information for this course. Topics covered include learning behaviors of kindergarten students, disparities in educational outcomes among male youth, and differences in students’ educational attainment by socioeconomic status (SES). Additionally, general data highlighting characteristics of students and schools is presented.

Course Objectives

1. Identify how population characteristics impact education and general economic outcomes.

2. Examine data related to enrollment and participation in education.

3. Describe current characteristics of elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education in the United States.

4. Provide a brief overview of assessment data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

5. Summarize findings on how kindergarten students rate in seven approaches to learning behaviors, and ways in which these behaviors impact academic outcomes.

6. Outline disparities in educational outcomes among male youth.

7. Discuss differences in students’ educational attainment by socioeconomic status (SES).

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