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What's New for July 2014

2013-14 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Methodology Report  (July 31, 2014)
This report describes the universe, methods, and editing procedures used in the 2013-14 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data collection. IPEDS data consist of basic statistics on postsecondary institutions regarding tuition and fees, number and types of degrees and certificates conferred, number of students enrolled, number of employees, financial statistics, graduation rates, and student financial aid. Institutions submitted these data during three reporting periods corresponding to fall 2013, winter 2013-14, and spring 2014. Information provided in this report is applicable to the full 2013-14 IPEDS collection year.

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2013-14; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2012-13; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2012-13: First Look (Provisional Data) (July 31, 2014)
This First Look report is a revised version of the preliminary report released on July 10, 2014. It includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2013 collection,, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2013-14 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2012-13 academic year.

Problem Solving Skills of 15-year-olds: Results from PISA 2012 (July 25, 2014)
This Data Point presents results from the 2012 administration of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) problem solving assessment. PISA is an international assessment that measures 15-year-old students'' reading, mathematics, and science literacy and, in 2012, general problem solving skills and financial literacy. The PISA computer-based assessment of problem solving assessed how well prepared students are to confront the kinds of problems that are encountered almost daily in 21st century life.

Principal Attrition and Mobility: Results From the 2012Ė13 Principal Follow-up Survey (July 24, 2014)
The Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS), first conducted in school year 2008-09, is a component of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). The 2012-13 PFS was administered in order to provide attrition rates for principals in K-12 public and private schools. The goal was to assess how many principals in the 2011-12 school year still worked as a principal in the same school in the 2012-13 school year, how many had moved to become a principal in another school, and how many had left the principalship.

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2013-14; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2012-13; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2012-13: First Look (Preliminary Data) (July 10, 2014)
This First Look presents preliminary data findings from the IPEDS fall 2013 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2013-14 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2012-13 academic year.

PISA 2012 Financial Literacy Data Tables (July 9, 2014)
These web tables document the performance of U.S. 15-year-old students on a first-ever administration of the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) financial literacy assessment. The PISA financial literacy assessment was conducted in 18 of the 65 education systems that participated in main PISA, and assessed studentsí knowledge and understanding of fundamental elements of the financial world, including financial concepts, products, and risks. Results include the average scores for the United States and other education systems; the percentages of students reaching five proficiency levels in financial literacy; and breakouts of performance by sex, socioeconomic status, and student race/ethnicity.

PISA 2012 Financial Literacy Data Point (July 9, 2014)
This Data Point uses data from the 2012 administration of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) financial literacy assessment. PISA is an international assessment that measures 15-year-old students' reading, mathematics, and science literacy and, in 2012, general problem solving and financial literacy. PISA is coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organization of industrialized countries. The PISA financial literacy assessment assessed studentsí knowledge and understanding of fundamental elements of the financial world, including financial concepts, products, and risks, as well as their ability to apply what they know to real-life situations involving financial issues and decisions.

Baccalaureate and Beyond: A First Look at the Employment Experiences and Lives of College Graduates, 4 Years On (B&B:08/12) (July 8, 2014)
This report presents initial findings about the employment outcomes of bachelorís degree recipients approximately 4 years after they completed their 2007--08 degrees. These findings are based on data from the second follow-up of the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/12), a nationally representative longitudinal sample survey of students who completed the requirements for a bachelorís degree during the 2007--08 academic year. The study addresses questions related to bachelorís degree recipientsí education and employment experiences and includes two follow-ups. The first follow-up, which was conducted 1 year after graduation, explored both undergraduate education experiences and early postbaccalaureate employment and enrollment. This second follow-up, conducted in 2012, examines bachelorís degree recipientsí labor market experiences and enrollment in additional postsecondary degree programs through the 4th year after graduation.

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