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NCES 2014057 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 Florida Restricted-use Data File
This CD-ROM contains PISA 2012 restricted-use data for Florida, including variables unique to U.S. data collection. Florida is one of three states to participate separately from the nation in 2012. The CD-ROM includes the complete FL data file, a codebook, and a cross-walk to assist in merging with other public datasets, such as the Common Core of Data (CCD) and Private School Survey (PSS). A restricted-use license must be obtained before access to the data is granted. Click on the restricted-use license link below for more details.
4/16/2014
REL 2014019 Early Childhood Educator and Administrator Surveys on the use of assessments and standards in early childhood settings
The Early Childhood Educator Survey and the Early Childhood Administrator Survey allow users to collect consistent data on the use of child assessments and learning standards in early childhood learning settings. Each survey includes modules on educator/administrator background information, assessment use, and learning standards implementation. The surveys and modules can be used either together or individually, and are part of a research agenda to improve early childhood programming and child outcomes through research- and evidence-based practices. Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands developed these surveys in partnership with its Early Childhood Education Research Alliance.
4/15/2014
NCES 2013041 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 U.S. restricted-use datafile
This datafile contains school IDs that can be linked to the public-use U.S. TIMSS 2011 datafile to allow for merging with data from the Common Core of Data (CCD) and Private School Universe Survey (PSS). This datafile can only be obtained by those who apply for a restricted-use license through NCES. Information on how to merge the restricted-use datafile with the U.S. TIMSS 2011 public-use datafile is included.

A User Guide to the data is included in the U.S. TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 Technical Report, which is available online separately (publication number 2013046).
12/31/2013
NCES 2013043 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011: U.S. restricted-use datafile
This datafile contains school IDs that can be linked to the public-use U.S. PIRLS 2011 datafile to allow for merging with data from the Common Core of Data (CCD) and Private School Universe Survey (PSS). This datafile can only be obtained by those who apply for a restricted-use license through NCES. Information on how to merge the restricted-use datafile with the U.S. PIRLS 2011 public-use datafile is included.

A User Guide to the data is included in the U.S. TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 Technical Report, which is available online separately (publication number 2013046).
12/31/2013
NCES 2014015 Digest of Education Statistics, 2012
The 48th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest's purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons.
12/31/2013
NCES 2013038 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 U.S. public-use datafile
This datafile contains the U.S. TIMSS 2011 data, including data that were collected only in the United States and not included on the international database available from the IEA. The additional data relate to the race and ethnicity of students and the percentage of students in a school eligible for the Federal free and reduced-price lunch program, among other variables. This datafile is intended to be used in conjunction with the international datafile available from the IEA.

A User Guide to the data is included in the U.S. TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 Technical Report, which is available online separately (publication number 2013046).
8/13/2013
NCES 2013010REV Highlights From PIRLS 2011: Reading Achievement of U.S. Fourth-Grade Students in an International Context
The Progress In International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 is the third administration of this international comparison since the initial administration in 2001. PIRLS is used to compare over time the reading skills of 4th-grade students and is designed to align broadly with reading curricula in the participating countries. The results, therefore, suggest the degree to which students have learned the reading concepts and skills likely to have been taught in school. In 2011, there were 53 education systems (including countries and other education systems) that participated at grade 4.

The focus of the report is on the performance of U.S. students relative to their peers in other education systems in 2011, and on changes in reading achievement since 2001. For a number of participating education systems, changes in achievement can be documented over the last 10 years, from 2001 to 2011.

In addition to framing the reading literacy of U.S. students within an international context, the report shows how the reading literacy of U.S. 4th-graders varies by student background characteristics and contextual factors that may be associated with reading proficiency. Following the presentation of results, a technical appendix describes the study design, data collection, and analysis procedures that guided the administration of PIRLS 2011 in the United States and in the other participating education systems.

After the initial release of the NCES PIRLS 2011 national report and supplemental tables, several minor changes were made to the report and to a footnote in Appendix E. View the errata notice for details.
12/11/2012
NCES 2012001 Digest of Education Statistics, 2011
The 47th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest's primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons.
6/13/2012
NCES 2011465 The 2009 High School Transcript Study User’s Guide
This user’s guide documents the procedures used to collect and summarize the data from the 2009 High School Transcript Study. Chapters detail the sampling of schools and graduates, data collection procedures, data processing procedures, weighting procedures, and the 2009 data files and codebooks that are encompassed by this report. The appendices contain the data collection and documentation forms; associated National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2009 questionnaires; information concerning nonresponse bias associated with creating the HSTS weights; a description of the Classification of Secondary School Courses (CSSC), which was used to code the courses on the collected transcripts, plus a complete listing of CSSC codes; codebooks for all of the 2009 data files; and a glossary.
9/29/2011
NCES 2011457 Measuring the Status and Change of NAEP State Inclusion Rates for Students with Disabilities: Results 2007-2009
This research and development report provided two measures of change in each NAEP participating state’s inclusion rate taking into consideration the prevalence of different types and severities of disabilities and the accommodations the states permits in their own testing programs compared to those allowed by NAEP to students with disabilities in 4th- and 8th- grade reading and mathematics assessments. The study reported results for all 50 states and District of Columbia and used data from the 2005, 2007, and 2009 NAEP assessments of fourth- and eighth-grade reading and mathematics. This two approach methodology—nation-based and jurisdiction-specific— analyzed the inclusion rates from different perspectives. The analysis indicates the status and change in state level inclusion rates. The report presented status of inclusion in 2009 and changes in the rates from 2007 and 2005.
9/29/2011
NCES 2011462 America’s High School Graduates: Results of the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
This report presents information about the types of courses 2009 high school graduates took during high school, how many credits they earned, and the grades they received. Information on the relationships between high school records and performance in mathematics and science on the twelfth-grade National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is also included. Transcripts were collected from a nationally representative sample of 37,700 high school graduates. The 2009 results are compared to the results of earlier transcript studies, and differences among graduates by race/ethnicity, gender, and other demographic characteristics are examined. In addition, the report takes a closer look at science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) coursetaking, ways in which graduates may earn more credits, and the coursetaking patterns of students with disabilities and English language learners. Additional technical notes provide information on the sample design, school and student participation rates, the inclusion/exclusion criteria for graduates, and other statistical information for interpreting the results.

Highlights of the study findings show that in 2009 graduates earned over three credits more than their 1990 counterparts, or about 420 additional hours of instruction during their high school careers. A greater percentage of 2009 graduates completed more challenging curriculum levels than 1990 or 2005 graduates. Graduates with stronger academic records earned higher NAEP scores. For example, graduates who completed who a rigorous curriculum, completed a higher level mathematics or science course in ninth grade, or who completed an Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) mathematics or science course, had NAEP scores at the Proficient level in both mathematics and science. A larger percentage of female than male graduates completed a midlevel or rigorous curriculum in 2009. In 2009, male graduates generally had higher NAEP mathematics and science scores than female graduates completing the same curriculum level. White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander graduates earned, on average, more credits and higher grade point averages (GPAs) in 2009 than they did in 1990. Since 1990, more graduates from each racial/ethnic group completed at least a standard curriculum.
4/13/2011
NCES 2011015 Digest of Education Statistics, 2010
The 46th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest's primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons.
4/5/2011
NCEE 20094048 Impact Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education's Student Mentoring Program
The restricted-use file for this study contains data from a sample of 2004 and 2005 mentoring program grantees, and students who were randomly assigned to either receive or not receive services from one of those grantees. The data include: students' school and district records of disciplinary infractions, absences, truancy, grades, and performance on state assessments; self-reported attitudes and behaviors from student surveys; and information on program implementation from surveys of students' mentors and program grantees.
1/20/2011
NCES 2011004 Highlights From PISA 2009: Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy in an International Context
This report provides international comparisons of average performance in reading literacy and three reading literacy subscales and in mathematics literacy and science literacy. It includes the percentages of students reaching PISA proficiency levels, for the United States and the OECD countries on average, and trends in U.S. performance over time. It also reports average scores by gender for the United States and other countries and by student race/ethnicity and school socioeconomic contexts within the United States. Supplemental tables on the NCES website include additional data from PISA 2009, including the percentages of students in all PISA countries reaching the PISA proficiency levels and information on trends in performance around the world in reading, mathematics, and science literacy.

After the initial release of the NCES PISA 2009 U.S. national report and supplemental tables, some minor changes were made to the report text and to the supplemental tables. View the errata notice for more detail.
12/7/2010
NCEE 20104004 Error Rates for Measuring Teacher and School Performance Using Value-Added Models
This study estimates error rates in identification of upper elementary school teachers as low or high performing based on student test score gain data. The study develops error rate formulas for commonly-used performance measurement schemes that are based on OLS and Empirical Bayes estimators and value-added models, where educator performance is compared to the district average using hypothesis testing. Simulation results suggest that performance estimates are likely to be noisy using the amount of data that are typically used in practice—1 to 3 years. Type I and II error rates are likely to be about 25 percent based on three years of data and 35 percent based on one year of data. Corresponding error rates for overall false positive and negative errors for all teachers who are subject to misclassification are 10 and 20 percent, respectively. Lower error rates can be achieved by increasing the number of student achievement gain measures that are available for any teacher. School-level results also have less error.
7/26/2010
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