This report outlines the processes and procedures used to mine and analyze data from the Florida education staffing database. The also report provides directions and examples for conducting similar work using administrative databases.
Do text message reminders regarding financial aid increase annual federal student aid renewal and college persistence? Using a sample of 808 students, researchers discovered that text messaging the financial aid renewal information significantly affected the rates of persistence from their freshman to their sophomore years for students in 2-year (but not 4-year) institutions. The study was well executed and meets WWC group design standards without reservations.
The average score for eighth-grade AI/AN students in reading was higher in 2009 than in 2007, and the percentage of AI/AN students at or above Proficient and at Advanced in mathematics was higher in 2009 than in 2005. (Read more)
Between 1985 and 2008, public school enrollment rose 26 percent, from 39.4 million to 49.8 million. (Read more)