The Council of Chief State School Officers last week released its second annual 50-state summary of education statistics.
The report, designed to allow comparisons between states and groups of states, contains information on student characteristics, education spending, and policies in such areas as instructional time, graduation requirements, and teacher preparation.
Also included are data on each state’s economy, school-age population, minority enrollment, and other characteristics.
The council noted plans to include standardized state data on student attendance and dropout rates in future reports.
Copies of “State Education Indicators 1988" are available for $12.50 each from the ccsso’s State Education Assessment Center, 400 North Capitol St., N.W., Suite 377, Washington, D.C. 20001.
A version of this article appeared in the February 15, 1989 edition of Education Week as Ressearch And Reports