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New Findings Exploring Instructional Practices Related to Young Students' Language Development and Comprehension

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:14:38 EDT

A new evaluation brief identifies instructional practices related to young students’ growth in language skills and comprehension in listening and reading. The brief suggests directions for future evaluation.

Characteristics of Private Schools in 2015-16

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

There were more than 34,500 private schools in the United States in the fall of 2015, serving nearly 5 million students, according to new results from the 2015-16 Private School Universe Survey. Other data include school size, religious orientation, geographic region, community type, and program emphasis.

A Fresh Look at U.S. Public School Teachers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Data from the 2015-16 National Teacher and Principal Survey provide information about the more than 3.8 million teachers that work in U.S public schools.

A Fresh Look at Public School Principals in the U.S.

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

New Results from the National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) provide information about the approximately 90,400 principals who are leading public K-12 schools in the United States.

IPEDS Enrollment Brochure

Thu, 3 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

IPEDS brochures inform data users (e.g., researchers, policy makers, members of the media, the general public, etc.) about the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. The Enrollment Brochure uses graphics and plain language to describe how enrollment data from Title IV postsecondary institutions are collected in IPEDS. It compares the enrollment counts from the Fall Enrollment and 12-month Enrollment survey components; cites key differences and advantages to each; and provides a timeline for the release of the data, along with key terms.

New report develops design-based methods to analyze data for impact evaluations with multiple research groups

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 07:07:40 EDT

The report discusses how the design-based approach for the two-group design needs to be modified for the multi-armed design when comparing pairs of research groups to each other.

Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools: Findings From the School Survey on Crime and Safety: 2015-16

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

The National Center for Education Statistics collects data on crime and violence in U.S. public schools through the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). This First Look report presents findings from the 2015–16 School Survey on Crime and Safety data collection.

IES Invites Public Comment on Two Research Goals

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:02:59 EDT

IES is seeking input on its education and special education research programs, specifically around two of its five research goals—Efficacy and Replication (Goal 3) and Effectiveness (Goal 4).

New Resource Helps Teachers Implement Evidence-based Practices

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:46:03 EDT

Based on user feedback, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has launched a new resource, Instructional Tips, to help educators implement the recommendations from WWC Practice Guides.

NCEE Report Compares Impact Estimates from Design-based Methods and Model-based Methods

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:38:33 EDT

The report examines how impact estimates from randomized controlled trials compare between recently-developed design-based methods and traditional model-based methods.

New Brief Describes Design-Based Methods for Analyzing Data from Impact Evaluations

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:37:47 EDT

The brief aims to broaden knowledge of design-based methods by describing their key concepts and their advantages over traditional model-based methods, such as hierarchical linear modeling.

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2016-17; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2015-16; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2015-16: First Look (Preliminary Data)

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This First Look presents preliminary data findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2016 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2016-17 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2015-16 academic year.

New report examines educational progress and challenges for students by race/ethnicity

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

NCES released a new report that provides details on the educational progress and challenges students face in the United States by race and ethnicity. The report presents 28 indicators for students in prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as adults in the labor force.

FY 2018 Research Funding Webinars

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:38:07 EDT

IES has posted a series of pre-recorded webinars related to FY 2018 research funding opportunities. These on-demand webinars cover a variety of topics and grant programs.

IES Awards Education and Special Education Grants

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:17:21 EDT

More than $187 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 90 colleges, universities, and research agencies. The grants support research on a broad array of educational issues and challenges.