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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 5 Issue 1
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Note From NCES
     Note From NCES
     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.
 
Featured Topic: The TIMSS 1999 Video Study
     Teaching Mathematics in Seven Countries: Results From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study
     By:James Hiebert, Ronald Gallimore, Helen Garnier, Karen Bogard Givvin, Hilary Hollingsworth, Jennifer Jacobs, Angel Miu-Ying Chui, Diana Wearne, Margaret Smith, Nicole Kersting, Alfred Manaster, Ellen Tseng, Wallace Etterbeek, Carl Manaster, Patrick Gonzales, and James Stigler
     Presents results from the mathematics portion of the TIMSS 1999 Video Study, which examines classroom teaching practices in eighth-grade mathematics and science in a variety of countries.
 
     Invited Commentary: The TIMSS 1999 Video Study and the Reform of Mathematics Teaching
     By:Thomas J. Cooney, Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics Education, University of Georgia
 
     Invited Commentary: Lessons Learned From Examining Mathematics Teaching Around the World
     By:Edward A. Silver, Professor of Education and Mathematics, University of Michigan
 
Early Childhood Education
     Young Children’s Access to Computers in the Home and at School in 1999 and 2000
     By:Amy H. Rathbun and Jerry West
     Describes kindergartners’ and first-graders’ access to and use of computers in their schools, classrooms, and homes. Includes examination of data by selected characteristics of children, teachers, and classrooms.
 
     Prekindergarten in U.S. Public Schools: 2000–2001
     By:Timothy Smith, Anne Kleiner, Basmat Parsad, and Elizabeth Farris
     Provides information on the number of public schools offering prekindergarten classes, the number and characteristics of children enrolled, services received by these children, the number and characteristics of prekindergarten teachers, and funding sources.
 
     Schools’ Use of Assessments for Kindergarten Entrance and Placement: 1998–99
     By:Naomi Prakash, Jerry West, and Kristin Denton
     Examines the prevalence and purposes of testing children who are entering or about to enter kindergarten by type of school (public or private), concentration of low-income children, grade levels taught, and number of children enrolled.
 
Elementary and Secondary Education
     The Nation’s Report Card: Science 2000
     By:Christine Y. O’Sullivan, Mary A. Lauko, Wendy S. Grigg, Jiahe Qian, and Jinming Zhang
     Presents results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2000 Science Assessment and compares them with 1996 results.
 
     Including Special-Needs Students in the NAEP 1998 Reading Assessment, Part I, Comparison of Overall Results With and Without Accommodations
     By:Anthony D. Lutkus and John Mazzeo
     Recalculates NAEP 1998 Reading Assessment results to include those from special-needs students who were tested with accommodations and examines the relationship between reading performance and varying state exclusion rates for special-needs students.
 
     Mathematics Teachers’ Familiarity With Standards and Their Instructional Practices: 1995 and 1999
     By:Marisa Burian-Fitzgerald, Daniel J. McGrath, and Valena Plisko
     Examines mathematics teachers’ reports of their degree of familiarity with various standards and assessments, then compares these reports with the teachers’ reports of their instructional practices in the classroom.
 
Postsecondary Education
     Characteristics of Undergraduate Borrowers: 1999–2000
     By:Melissa E. Clinedinst, Alisa F. Cunningham, and Jamie P. Merisotis
     Explores the demographic and enrollment characteristics of undergraduate borrowers, as well as their risk for not persisting to degree completion, and the various types of loans and other financial aid they received.
 
     Descriptive Summary of 1995–96 Beginning Postsecondary Students: Six Years Later
     By:Lutz Berkner, Shirley He, and Emily Forrest Cataldi
     Describes the enrollment, persistence, and degree attainment of students who began their postsecondary education in 1995-96. Examines their experiences over a period of 6 academic years, from 1995-96 to 2000-01.
 
Data Products, Other Publications, and Funding Opportunities
Data Products
     CD-ROM: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Second Follow-up Data Analysis System (DAS) BPS:96/01
 
Other Publications
     Weaving a Secure Web Around Education: A Guide to Technology Standards and Security
     By:Web Standards and Security Task Force, National Forum on Education Statistics
 
     Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities
     By:Tom Szuba, Roger Young, and the School Facilities Maintenance Task Force, National Forum on Education Statistics
 
     Highlights From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Mathematics Teaching
     By:James Hiebert, Ronald Gallimore, Helen Garnier, Karen Bogard Givvin, Hilary Hollingsworth, Jennifer Jacobs, Angel Miu-Ying Chui, Diana Wearne, Margaret Smith, Nicole Kersting, Alfred Manaster, Ellen Tseng, Wallace Etterbeek, Carl Manaster, Patrick Gonzales, and James Stigler
 
Funding Opportunities
     The AERA Grants Program
 
     The NAEP Secondary Analysis Grant Program
 

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