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|NCES 2014103||Problem Solving Skills of 15-year-olds: Results from PISA 2012
This Data Point uses data from the 2012 administration of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) problem solving assessment. PISA is an international assessment that measures 15-year-old students' reading, mathematics, and science literacy and, in 2012, general problem solving skills and financial literacy. PISA is coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organization of industrialized countries. The PISA computer-based assessment of problem solving assessed how well prepared students are to confront the kinds of problems that are encountered almost daily in 21st century life.
|NCES 2014391||Public High School Four-Year On-Time Graduation Rates and Event Dropout Rates: School Years 2010–11 and 2011–12
This report includes four-year on-time graduation rates and dropout rates for school years 2010-11 and 2011-12. A four-year on-time graduation rate provides measure of the percent of students that successfully complete high school in 4-years with a regular high school diploma. This report includes national and state-level Averaged Freshman Graduation Rates, which NCES has been producing for many years as an estimator for on-time graduation. New to this year’s report, NCES builds off the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s release of state-level Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate data required under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
|NCES 2013170||College Costs— A Decade of Change: 2002-03 to 2011-12
These Web Tables use IPEDS data to provide trends in tuition and required fees, cost of attendance, and net price for each of the nine combinations of control and level of institution. The tables present average tuition and required fee charges for full-time undergraduate students in each year from 2002-03 to 2011-12, annual percentage change, and the ten-year percentage change by control and level of institution. Average in-district tuition and required fees at public 4- and 2-year institutions are also presented by state, with separate tables for each institution level
|NCES 2013454||Testing Integrity: Issues and Recommendations for Best Practice
This report is part of a broader effort by the Department of Education to identify and disseminate practices and policies to assist efforts to improve the validity and reliability of assessment results. The report draws upon the opinions of experts and practitioners who responded to the Department’s Request for Information (RFI), the comments and discussions from NCES’ Testing Integrity Symposium, and, where available, policy manuals or professional standards published by State Education Agencies (SEAs) and professional associations.
The report focuses on four areas related to testing integrity: (1) the prevention of irregularities in academic testing; (2) the detection and analysis of testing irregularities; (3) the response to an investigation of alleged and/or actual misconduct; and (4) testing integrity practices for technology-based assessments.
|NCSER 20133000||Translating the Statistical Representation of the Effects of Education Interventions Into More Readily Interpretable Forms
This new Institute of Education Sciences (IES) report assists with the translation of effect size statistics into more readily interpretable forms for practitioners, policymakers, and researchers. This paper is directed to researchers who conduct and report education intervention studies. Its purpose is to stimulate and guide researchers to go a step beyond reporting the statistics that represent group differences. With what is often very minimal additional effort, those statistical representations can be translated into forms that allow their magnitude and practical significance to be more readily understood by those who are interested in the intervention that was evaluated.
|NCES 2012264||State Postsecondary Enrollment Distributions by Race/Ethnicity Before and After Changes to Reporting Categories: Fall 2004, 2007, and 2010
These Web Tables provide an initial look at differences in the national and state-level demography of students in postsecondary institutions before and after federally mandated changes in race and ethnicity data collection and reporting. Data was compared using Fall 2004, 2007, and 2010 enrollment statistics.
|NCES 2012162REV||2010 College Course Map
The College Course Map (CCM) is a taxonomy system for coding postsecondary education courses in NCES research studies. This publication describes how the newest version of the College Course Map was updated and provides a listing of all the course codes used for the postsecondary education transcript studies conducted in 2009 (PETS:09) .
|NCES 2011457||Measuring the Status and Change of NAEP State Inclusion Rates for Students with Disabilities: Results 2007-2009
This research and development report provided two measures of change in each NAEP participating state’s inclusion rate taking into consideration the prevalence of different types and severities of disabilities and the accommodations the states permits in their own testing programs compared to those allowed by NAEP to students with disabilities in 4th- and 8th- grade reading and mathematics assessments. The study reported results for all 50 states and District of Columbia and used data from the 2005, 2007, and 2009 NAEP assessments of fourth- and eighth-grade reading and mathematics. This two approach methodology—nation-based and jurisdiction-specific— analyzed the inclusion rates from different perspectives. The analysis indicates the status and change in state level inclusion rates. The report presented status of inclusion in 2009 and changes in the rates from 2007 and 2005.
|NCES 2011471||NAEP 2009 Year in Review
This brochure shows all reports for the 2009 NAEP assessment year. It is a compilation of executive summaries from the reports, and includes results for the nation and participating states and districts for NAEP 2009.
|NCES 2011250||Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in the United States: 2010-11, Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2009-10, and 12-Month Enrollment: 2009-10
This First Look presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2010 data collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2010-11 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2009-10 academic year. These data were collected through the IPEDS web-based data collection system.
|NCES 2011049||Third International Mathematics and Science Study 1999 Video Study Technical Report, Volume 2: Science
This second volume of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study Technical Report focuses on every aspect of the planning, implementation, processing, analysis, and reporting of the science components of the TIMSS 1999 Video Study. Chapter 2 provides a full description of the sampling approach implemented in each country. Chapter 3 details how the data were collected, processed, and managed. Chapter 4 describes the questionnaires collected from the teachers in the videotaped lessons, including how they were developed and coded. Chapter 5 provides details about the codes applied to the video data by a team of international coders as well as several specialist groups. Chapter 6 describes procedures for coding the content and the classroom discourse of the video data by specialists. Lastly, in chapter 7, information is provided regarding the weights and variance estimates used in the data analyses. There are also numerous appendices to this report, including the questionnaires and manuals used for data collection, transcription, and coding.
|NCES 2011152||Web Tables—Six-Year Attainment, Persistence, Transfer, Retention, and Withdrawal Rates of Students Who Began Postsecondary Education in 2003-04
These Web Tables present data on the enrollment experiences of a nationally representative sample of 2003–04 first-time postsecondary students over a period of 6 academic years, from 2003–04 to 2008–09. Tables include students’ certificate or degree attainment and persistence at their first institution and at any institution; withdrawal from both first institution and from postsecondary education without a degree or certificate; characteristics of first transfer among students who transferred; and 4-, 5-, and 6-year bachelor’s degree completion rates. Results are shown by students’ demographics, enrollment characteristics, and persistence risk factors.
|NCES 2011268||Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 1998-99; Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 1999; Salaries of Full-Time Instructional Faculty, 1999-2000; Enrollment, Fall 1999; and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Years 1997-99
This Statistics in Brief report presents findings from five components of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 1999-2000 data collection: Completions covering academic year 1998-99, Staff employed in fall 1999, Salaries and Fringe Benefits for full-time instructional faculty covering academic year 1999-2000, Enrollment for fall 1999, and Finance for fiscal year 1999. In addition, this report includes findings from the Finance component for fiscal years 1998 and 1997, collected in spring 1999 and 1998, respectively.
|NCES 2011454||NAEP Science 2009 District Snapshot Reports
Each district that participated in the NAEP 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) in science receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings in a condensed format. The reports in this series present bulleted text describing overall student results, bar charts showing NAEP achievement levels, scores at selected percentiles, and tables displaying results by gender, race/ethnicity, and eligibility for free/reduced-price lunch. In addition, bulleted text describes average scale score gaps for gender, race/ethnicity, and eligibility for free/reduced-price lunch.
|NCES 2011460||NAEP Tools on the Web
This brochure introduces the NAEP tools (Data Explorer, Questions Tool, Test Yourself, Item Maps, State Comparisons, State Profiles, and District Profiles) and briefly describes their utility for educators, media, parents, students, policymakers, and researchers.