Thu, 8 Dec 2016 08:11:23 EDTThe 51th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest’s purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:18:43 EDTThis report provides international comparisons of student performance in science, reading, and mathematics literacy from the PISA 2015 assessment. In 2015, 70 education systems, including the United States, participated in PISA. In addition, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Puerto Rico participated in PISA separately from the nation.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 07:19:08 EDTREL Northeast and Islands used data from Puerto Rico to demonstrate how two methods to identify beating-the-odds high schools led to the identification of different sets of schools.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:30:30 EDTThis report summarizes the four-step process that REL Midwest and the Minnesota Department of Education used to redesign how Minnesota studies teacher supply and demand.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 08:09:31 EDTThis updated report on READ 180 incorporates reviews of 71 new studies and assesses all studies against current What Works Clearinghouse standards. The WWC found READ 180 to have positive effects on comprehension and general literacy achievement, potentially positive effects on reading fluency, and no discernible effects on alphabetics for adolescent readers.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:59:57 EDTREL West examined four-year high school graduation rates among native English speakers and four English learner subgroups in Arizona.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:38:23 EDTA new What Works Clearinghouse Educator’s Practice Guide has six evidence-based recommendations for improving outcomes for postsecondary students who may be academically unprepared for college. The recommendations were developed by a panel of experts based on a review of more than 100 studies.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:53:53 EDTA REL Midwest study examined the implementation of RTI in 68 Milwaukee elementary schools. The findings can help schools develop their own implementation monitoring systems for RTI or other interventions.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:43:28 EDTThis report compares the performance of U.S. fourth- and eighth-grade students in mathematics and science to the performance of their peers in more than 60 countries and other education systems across six continents. The report also includes results from TIMSS Advanced, which was administered to advanced students in the last year of secondary school in nine countries.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 EDTThe National Center for Education Statistics, in the Institute of Education Sciences released a new Statistics in Brief report, entitled New American Undergraduates: Enrollment Trends and Age at Arrival of Immigrant and Second-Generation Students. The report describes the demographic and enrollment characteristics of New Americans, defined as immigrants and children of immigrants. The report also examines immigrant students’ age at arrival in the United States and its association with their academic preparation and enrollment.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 EDTThe National Center for Education Statistics, in the Institute of Education Sciences, released a new Statistics in Brief report entitled Use of Private Loans by Postsecondary Students: Selected Years 2003–04 through 2011-12. The report examines the use of private education loans by both undergraduate and graduate students over time
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:26:32 EDTA new paper, sponsored by NCER and NCSER, provides a selective overview of recent research on executive function and explores its implications on education practice and research.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:28:56 EDTThe Institute of Education Sciences and the National Center for Education Research awarded two new research grants under the Unsolicited and Other Awards program(CFDA 83.305U).
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:11:39 EDTREL Southeast compared demographics, school characteristics, and outcomes of American Indian students to their non-American Indian peers in the same school and across the state. The study found that American Indian students score lower on standardized tests and are less likely to take advanced classes and graduate on time.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:45:03 EDTA new study on Upward Bound implementation examines the approaches used to provide core program services for the flagship federal college access program. The study finds that Upward Bound projects report similarities in how they focus and deliver only some of seven core services prescribed by legislation and finds variation across projects, based on the type and location of hosting institutions.