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Note From NCES, from Volume 7—Issues 1 & 2
     By: Mark Schneider, Commissioner
     Presents important information about the Quarterly and discusses obtaining NCES data using the newly redesigned NCES website.
Note From NCES, from Volume 6—Issue 4
     By: Val Plisko, Associate Commissioner, Early Childhood, International, and Crosscutting Studies Division
     Discusses the 2003 administrations of TIMSS and PISA , two international assessments in which NCES participates. Describes some of the differences between the assessments, including what countries participate, who is tested, and what is tested.
Note From NCES, from Volume 6—Issue 3
     By: Val Plisko, Associate Commissioner, Early Childhood, International, and Crosscutting Studies Division
     Discusses the findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 199899 (ECLS-K), and how they relate to this cohort's educational progress and success.
Note From NCES, from Volume 6—Issues 1 & 2
     By: Peggy G. Carr, Associate Commissioner, Assessment Division
     Describes the importance of high school transcripts in studying coursetaking patterns and achievement.
 
Note From NCES, from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: Val Plisko, Associate Commissioner, Early Childhood, International, and Crosscutting Studies Division
     Describes the surveys used by NCES to collect information on technology access and use in school and at home.
Note From NCES, from Volume 5—Issue 3
     By: Peggy G. Carr, Associate Commissioner, Assessment Division
     Discusses the need for comparative information on student performance in large urban areas, challenges faced by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA), and kinds of data provided by TUDA.
Note From NCES, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: C. Dennis Carroll, Associate Commissioner, Postsecondary Studies Division
     Outlines methods used in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) to help us learn how students and their families pay for college.
Note From NCES, from Volume 5—Issue 1
     By: Eugene Owen, Program Director, International Studies Program
     Discusses how quantitative and qualitative approaches are combined in TIMSS—especially in the innovative video studies of teaching in the classroom.
 
Note From NCES, from Volume 4—Issue 4
     By: Kathryn A. Chandler, Program Director, Elementary/Secondary Sample Survey Studies Program
     Outlines the historical background and development of NCES research on school crime and safety.
Note From NCES, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Kathryn A. Chandler, Program Director, Elementary/Secondary Sample Survey Studies Program
     Introduces the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS).
Note From NCES, from Volume 4—Issue 2
     By: Jeffrey A. Owings, Associate Commissioner, Elementary/Secondary and Libraries Studies Division
     Provides an overview of the role of NCES in longitudinal studies, focusing on the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88).
Note From NCES, from Volume 4—Issue 1
     By: Barbara B. Marenus, Director of Communications
     Presents an overview of NCES products as well as an annual calendar for publications that are regularly released.
 
Note From NCES, from Volume 3—Issue 4
     By: Val Plisko, Associate Commissioner, Early Childhood, International, and Crosscutting Studies Division
     Provides a brief overview of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), including goals, topics covered, and methodology.
Note From NCES, from Volume 3—Issue 3
     By: Peggy G. Carr, Associate Commissioner, Assessment Division
     Discusses the value of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) state-level results and compares student progress in mathematics and reading over the past decade.
Note From NCES, from Volume 3—Issue 2
     By: Val Plisko, Associate Commissioner, Early Childhood, International and Crosscutting Studies Division
     Discusses the development of The Condition of Education report and describes the two other flagship reports that NCES produces annually.
Note From the Acting Commissioner, from Volume 3—Issue 1
     By: Gary W. Phillips
     Provides an overview of NCES assessments, which measure a wide variety of knowledge and skills in populations ranging from toddlers through adults.
 
Note From NCES, from Volume 2—Issue 4
     By: Val Plisko, Associate Commissioner, Early Childhood, International & Crosscutting Studies Division
     Examines the need for and challenges faced by the NCES Career/Technical Education Statistics (CTES) and similar efforts to draw data on specific sectors of education from a variety of sources.
Note From the Acting Commissioner, from Volume 2—Issue 3
     By: Gary W. Phillips
     Discusses how the invited commentaries featured in each issue of the Quarterly fit in with the overall NCES mission.
Note From NCES, from Volume 2—Issue 2
     By: Marilynl McMillen, Chief Statistician
     Provides an overview of the 12 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) universe surveys as well as information about the congressionally mandated cooperatives to facilitate the collection of data.
Note From NCES, from Volume 2—Issue 1
     By: Jeffrey Owings, Acting Associate Commissioner
     Provides an overview of NCES longitudinal studies.
 
Note From NCES, from Volume 1—Issue 4
     By: Peggy G. Carr, Associate Commissioner
     Discusses the leadership role of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in the inclusion of specialneeds students in large-scale assessments.
Note From the Acting Commissioner, from Volume 1—Issue 3
     By: Gary W. Phillips
     The Acting Commissioner of NCES outlines his goals for the Center.
Note From NCES, from Volume 1—Issue 2
     By: Martin Orland, Associate Commissioner
     Outlines current and upcoming NCES efforts to expand and improve data on instructional practices.
Note From the Commissioner, from Volume 1—Issue 1
     By: Pascal D. Forgione, Jr.
     An introduction to the first issue by the Commissioner of NCES, outlining how the Quarterly reflects his goals for the agency.

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