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We want your feedback on a draft ERIC Selection Policy!

ERIC has released a draft revised selection policy and is seeking feedback from the community on the proposed changes. Access the draft policy, read a blog explaining the rationale for these changes, and watch a recorded webinar explaining changes.

From the IES Director: Statistically Significant Doesn’t Mean Meaningful

In a new blog, IES Director Mark Schneider and guest Brian Gill discuss how Bayesian statistics can help us better understand recent NAEP results while moving the field away from the p<.05 bright line that leads to misinterpretations of the data.

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.