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REL Southeast Releases a Guide to Mining Administrative Databases

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.

Study Examines Impacts of Sending Financial Aid Reminders via Text Message

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.

Did You Know?

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)

Data Snapshot

Average scores in civics for students eligible for either free or reduced price school lunch were higher in 2010 than in 2006 at both grades 4 and 8.
Average scores in civics for students eligible for either free or reduced price school lunch were higher in 2010 than in 2006 at both grades 4 and 8.

 

Approximately two-thirds of fourth-graders both nationally and in large city schools reported never using a calculator while taking mathematics tests or quizzes.
Approximately two-thirds of fourth-graders both nationally and in large city schools reported never using a calculator while taking mathematics tests or quizzes.

 


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National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
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