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What's New for April 2014

Technical Report and User Guide for the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 (April 16, 2014)
The Technical Report and User Guide for the PISA 2012 is a technical manual that describes how the U.S. data were collected and processed as well as how to use the data files to conduct statistical analyses. Information is presented on sampling, response rates, school and student recruitment, instrument development and distribution, and data management. The appendices of the Technical Report and User Guide include school recruitment materials, student and parent materials, student and school questionnaires, and a nonresponse bias analysis of PISA 2012 U.S. data.

Out-of-Pocket Net Price for College (April 15, 2014)
This Data Point uses data from four administrations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000, NPSAS:04, NPSAS:08, and NPSAS:12) to briefly present trends in out-of-pocket net price for college, the amount that students and their families must pay to attend college after subtracting grants, loans, work-study, and all other student aid from the total price of attendance.

NCES announces online dataset training modules (April 8, 2014)
The DLDT computer-based training module resource is an online, interactive tool that allows users to learn about NCES data across the education spectrum and evaluate it for suitability for particular research purposes.

Evaluación Nacional del Progreso Educativo Visión General de NAEP (April 7, 2014)
This brochure is the Spanish version of Overview of NAEP. It introduces audiences to NAEP, outlines valuable resources available, and details what makes NAEP the gold standard of assessments.

New PISA 2012 Results: U.S. 15-year-olds Perform Above OECD Average in Problem Solving (April 1, 2014)
NCES releases new data tables documenting the performance of U.S. 15-year-old students on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 problem solving assessment in comparison to their peers in 43 other education systems.

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