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New survey tool for collecting data about student experiences with competency-based learning

A new guide from REL Northeast & Islands will allow schools to survey student understanding of and exposure to competency-based learning. The new tool provides and overview of how to use the survey and how to adapt and administer it.

Low-cost, Short-duration Grants to Study Local Interventions

IES has awarded the first four grants in a new research program designed to help states and school districts evaluate the effectiveness of programs, practices or policies being used in their schools. The grants are funded by NCER and NCSER.

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.