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Graduation Rates for Selected Cohorts, 2008-13; Outcome Measures for Cohort Year 2008; Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2015-16; and Admissions in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2016: First Look (Preliminary data)

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This First Look report includes preliminary data findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) winter 2016-17 data collection, which included four survey components: Graduation Rates for selected cohorts 2008-2013, Outcome Measures for cohort year 2008, Student Financial Aid data for the academic year 2015-16, as well as Admissions for Fall 2016.

Characteristics associated with successful teacher recruitment and retention in rural Oklahoma

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:03:58 EDT

REL Southwest explored ten years of data to identify teacher, district, and community characteristics in rural Oklahoma that predict which teachers are most likely to be successfully recruited and retained, and under what conditions.

Federal student loan repayment and default outcomes over 12 and 20 years

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Twenty years after beginning postsecondary education in 1995-96, approximately 38 percent of borrowers had fully paid off their loans without defaulting, and 25 percent had defaulted on at least one loan. This new NCES report includes the latest information from the Federal Student Aid Supplements to the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS).

New Mexico Students' Graduation Exam Performance and Course-taking as Graduation Requirements Changed

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 11:30:07 EDT

This REL Southwest study compares graduation exam performance and Algebra II and lab science course enrollment for multiple cohorts and student subgroups from 2011-2015, as well as the relationship of these to graduation outcomes.

Advanced Course Completion Rates Following Changes in New Mexico's Graduation Requirements

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 11:29:14 EDT

REL Southwest examined the percentage of Hispanic, American Indian, and White high school students in the first three cohorts subject to the new requirements who completed advanced coursework.

Assessing the Threat Posed By Small Inaccuracies in Evaluations That Seek to Detect Small Effects

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 10:04:06 EDT

A new report from NCEE finds that small inaccuracies can pose a real threat in evaluations that need to detect small impacts, and recommends other strategies researchers can use to avoid or reduce these inaccuracies.

New Report Provides Projections of Education Statistics to 2025

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

The new report shows that elementary and secondary school enrollment is expected to increase by 2 percent between 2013 and 2025. Postsecondary enrollment is expected to increase by 15 percent between 2014 and 2025.

New Practice Guide: Preventing Dropout in Secondary Schools

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:12:45 EDT

The What Works Clearinghouse has released a new practice guide that offers four research-based recommendations to reduce dropping out in secondary school. Preventing Dropout in Secondary School will help educators identify at-risk students and address the challenges they face. It also includes over 30 examples of how to implement the recommendations.

A Look at Parent Involvement in Education in the U.S.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

A new report provides information about various aspects of parent involvement in education, such as help with homework, family activities, and parent involvement at school. It also provides information about homeschool students in the U.S.

The Care and Education of Young Children in the U.S.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

New data from the National Household Education Survey show that, in 2016, approximately 60 percent of children age 5 and younger (and not enrolled in kindergarten) were in a nonparental care arrangement at least once a week.

A Comparison of First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

A new report examines the background and educational characteristics, plans for college, postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary completion patterns of first-generation college students and their peers whose parents have college degrees.

IES to Extend Funding Application Deadlines in Areas Impacted by Hurricanes

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:27:22 EDT

The deadline to submit applications for two IES research programs will be extended for eligible applicants located in the counties most impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Education Research and Development Centers (84.305C) and Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education (84.324N)

Teacher Professional Development in Oklahoma Rural and Nonrural Schools

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:50:38 EDT

This study from REL Southwest describes teacher professional development in Oklahoma based on a survey of elementary and secondary school principals, noting differences between rural and nonrural schools and the barriers teachers face.

WWC Summarizes the Research on Leveled Literacy Intervention

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:08:32 EDT

Leveled Literacy Intervention is a short-term, small-group literacy intervention designed to help struggling readers achieve grade-level competency. The WWC reviewed the research and found that the program has positive impacts on general reading achievement, potentially positive impacts on reading fluency, and no discernible effects on alphabetics.

A Look at Adult Education and Attainment Scores Across Nations

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This new report highlights differences in the average literacy and numeracy scores for adults in 22 countries at different levels of education attainment. The brief further compares gaps in literacy and numeracy scores between adults of higher and lower education attainment across countries that participated in the first round of Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies.