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A Look at CTE Programs in Public School Districts

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 EDT

This First Look introduces data on CTE programs. The report provides information about the entities that provide CTE programs and locations the programs are offered. It also presents data about work-based learning and employer involvement, as well as barriers to the district offering CTE programs and barriers to student participation. Data are also presented about various factors influencing the districts’ decisions on whether to add or phase out CTE programs.



New Report Provides Projections of Education Statistics to 2026

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 EDT

The new report shows that elementary and secondary school enrollment is expected to increase by 2 percent between 2014 and 2026. Postsecondary enrollment is expected to increase by 13 percent between 2015 and 2026.



The Nation's Report Card: 2017 Mathematics and Reading at Grades 4 and 8

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 EDT

This online report presents the national, state, and TUDA results of fourth- and eighth-grade students who participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017 mathematics and reading assessments.



New Report Examines Student Access to Digital Learning Resources

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 00:00:00 EDT

This congressionally mandated report draws upon nationally representative data sources, existing research, and relevant state and local intervention efforts to provide a comprehensive picture of student access to digital learning resources outside of the classroom.



A Look at Preparation and Supports for Early-Career Teachers in the U.S.

Tue, 3 Apr 2018 00:00:00 EDT

NCES releases Preparation and Support for Teachers in Public Schools: Reflections on the First Year of Teaching. This Statistics in Brief investigates early-career teachers’ preparation for teaching and receipt of support during their first year. The brief explores preparation and support overall and by selected characteristics of the schools in which the teachers taught during the 2011–12 school year.



New Report on Crime and Safety in Schools and College Campuses

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2017 covers topics such as victimization, school conditions, discipline problems, disciplinary actions, safety and security measures at school, and criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions. This year’s report also includes topics related to security staff in public schools, teacher training on school safety and discipline, and international comparisons of the school environment.



NCES Releases New Data on Crime, Discipline, and Safety in Public Schools

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:00:00 EDT

NCES releases new data on school crime and safety, including the frequency of school crime and violence at school, the presence and activities of school security staff, and policies and practices related to school crime prevention.



Findings From the Fourth-Grade Round of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011)

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:00:00 EDT

This brief report provides a first look at the overall fourth-grade achievement of the students who attended kindergarten for the first time in the 2010-11 school year and were in fourth grade in the 2013-14 school year using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011). Reading, mathematics, and science assessment scores in the spring of fourth grade are shown, both overall and by selected child and family characteristics.



ECLS-K:2011 Public-Use Kindergarten-Fourth Grade Data File and Electronic Codebook

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:00:00 EDT

The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) is a longitudinal study following a nationally representative sample of students from their kindergarten year to the spring of 2016, when most of the students are expected to be in fifth grade. This public-use data file includes information collected during the fall and spring of the 2010-11 school year, when all of the students were in kindergarten; the fall and spring of the 2011-12 school year, when most of the students were in first grade; the fall and spring of the 2012-13 school year, when most of the students were in second grade; the spring of 2014, when most of the students were in third grade; and the spring of 2015, when most of the students were in fourth grade. The file includes information collected from the students, their parents/guardians, their teachers, and their school administrators in each year of the study. It also includes information collected in the spring of 2011 from their kindergarten-year before- and after-school care providers.



User's Manual for the ECLS-K:2011 Kindergarten-Fourth Grade Data File and Electronic Codebook, Public Version

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:00:00 EDT

This public version of the kindergarten-fourth grade user’s manual focuses on the fourth-grade rounds of data collection and data for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011). It describes the study instruments and data collection procedures used in the spring 2015 collection. It also describes the kindergarten-fourth grade data file structure and variables created from data collected in the fourth-grade rounds, as well as procedures used to make the data suitable for public release.



User's Manual for the ECLS-K:2011 Kindergarten-Third Grade Data File and Electronic Codebook, Public Version

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:00:00 EDT

This public version of the kindergarten-third grade user’s manual focuses on the third-grade round of data collection and data for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011). It describes the study instruments and data collection procedures used in the spring 2014 collection. It also describes the kindergarten-fourth grade data file structure and variables created from data collected in the third-grade round, as well as procedures used to make the data suitable for public release.



A Broader Look at Work Qualifications: Moving Beyond Postsecondary Degrees

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 08:00:00 EDT

This Data Point shows that in addition to postsecondary degrees, working adults often have other types of postsecondary credentials that could be useful in the labor market, such as postsecondary certificates, occupational licenses and occupational certifications.



An Evaluation of Data From the Teacher Compensation Survey: School Year 2007-08 through 2009-

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 08:00:00 EDT

This Research and Development report summarizes the results of the data collected through NCES’ Teacher Compensation Survey (TCS) for the 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years. It provides an overview of the survey methodology; comparisons of TCS data with other data sources; a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of TCS data; and findings and descriptive statistics from the years of data collected.



WWC Intervention Report Finds Rigorous Evidence for Summer Counseling in Preparation for College

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

This WWC intervention report focuses on research that examined the impact of summer counseling on students’ college enrollment and persistence. Summer counseling is designed to help college-intending high school graduates complete the steps needed to enroll in college and start their college careers. These services, delivered during the months between high school graduation and college enrollment, involve outreach by college counselors or peer mentors via text messaging campaigns, e-mail, phone, in-person meetings, instant messaging, or social media. Based on the most recent available evidence, the WWC found that summer counseling had potentially positive effects on college persistence and mixed effects on college enrollment.



Promoting Educator Effectiveness: The Effects of Two Key Strategies

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:48:25 EDT

A new evaluation brief synthesizes two recently completed National Center for Education Evaluation (NCEE) impact studies.