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What's New for September 2016

Projections of Education Statistics to 2024 (September 29, 2016)
This publication provides projections for key education statistics including statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment and earned degrees conferred expenditures of degree-granting institutions.

Reaching the Limit: Undergraduates Who Borrow the Maximum Amount in Federal Direct Loans: 201112 (September 29, 2016)
This Statistics in Brief examines students who took out their individual maximum amount in Stafford loans in 2011-12 compared with those who did so in 2007-08, by dependency status, income level, institution type, and attendance status. The report also investigates whether students borrowed their eligible maximum before turning to other sources of funds such as Parent PLUS or private loans.

Changes in Pell Grant Participation and Median Income of Recipients (September 20, 2016)
This Data Point is based on data from four iterations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), a large, nationally representative sample survey of students that includes data on the application for and receipt of financial aid. The report describes the proportion of undergraduates who received a Pell Grant by dependency status. The report also presents the median family income of Pell Grant recipients in 4 academic years.

Just Released: Education at a Glance 2016 (September 15, 2016)
"Education at a Glance", an annual publication produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), provides data on the structure, finances and progress of education systems in the 35 OECD countries, including the U.S., as well as a number of partner countries. Check out our latest blog for highlights from the release and links to the report.

Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2012/2014: U.S. National Supplement Restricted Use Data Files-Household (September 15, 2016)
The PIAAC 2012/14 U.S. RUF contains individual unit record data including both responses to the background questionnaire and the cognitive assessment from both the first and second U.S. PIAAC data collections, completed in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Statistical disclosure control treatments were applied due to confidentiality concerns. In addition to the variables in the PUF (NCES 2014-667), the RUF contains detailed versions of variables and additional data collected through U.S. specific questionnaire routing. The RUF can be accessed through a restricted use license agreement with the National Center for Education Statistics. For more details on the RUF, please refer to Appendix J of the U.S. PIAAC Technical Report (NCES 2016-036).

Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2012/2014: U.S. National Supplement Public Use Data Files-Household (September 15, 2016)
The PIAAC 2012/14 U.S. PUF contains individual unit record data including both responses to the background questionnaire and the cognitive assessment from both the first and second U.S. PIAAC data collections, completed in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Statistical disclosure control treatments were applied due to confidentiality concerns. For more details on the PUF, please refer to Appendix J of the U.S. PIAAC Technical Report (NCES 2016-036).

U.S. Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2012/2014: Main Study and National Supplement Technical Report (September 15, 2016)
U.S. Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2012/2014:Main Study and National Supplement Technical Report (NCES-2016-036) is a technical manual that describes how the data were collected and processed as well as how to use the data files to conduct statistical analyses. Information is presented on meeting PIAAC consortium requirements, sample design, listing materials and procedures, data collection, reducing the risk of data disclosure, the need for conducting a nonresponse bias analysis, weighting and variance estimation, data preparation and processing, as well as data quality, IRT analyses, and population modeling. The appendices of the Technical Report include basic analysis tables, extended analysis tables; PIAAC 2012/2014 weighted item response rates, NRBA technical notes, and data user guidance.

NCES Releases Report on Remedial Coursetaking among Students at Public 2- and 4-year Institutions (September 6, 2016)
This Statistical Analysis Report provides a descriptive analysis of beginning postsecondary students' coursetaking spanning the 6 year period between 2003 and 2009, documenting the scope, intensity, timing, and completion of remedial coursetaking and its association with various postsecondary outcomes among students who began at public 2 and 4 year institutions.