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NCES 2019031 Findings and Recommendations from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017 Pilot Study of the Middle School Transcript Study (MSTS): Methodological Report, NCES 2019-031
This report summarizes the methodological findings of a pilot study that was designed to test the feasibility of collecting eighth-grade student transcript and course catalog data via electronic submissions.

The transcript data of eighth-grade students from Trial Urban District Assessments (TUDA) schools that participated in the NAEP 2017 eighth-grade mathematics and reading assessments were collected.
1/18/2019
NCES 2017101REV Early Childhood Program Participation, Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016
This report presents findings from the Early Childhood Program Participation Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016 (NHES:2016). The Early Childhood Program Participation Survey collected data on children’s participation in relative care, nonrelative care, and center-based care arrangements. It also collected information from parents about the main reason for choosing care, what factors were important to parents when choosing a care arrangement, and parents’ participation in various learning activities with their children.
1/17/2019
NCES 2019015 Parent and Student Expectations of Highest Education Level
The High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) is a nationally representative, longitudinal study of over 23,000 9th graders in 2009. This study follows students throughout their secondary and postsecondary years assessing student trajectories, major fields of study, and career paths. The Base Year collection occurred in 2009, with a First Follow-up in 2012 and a Second Follow-up in 2016. Parents were asked to select the highest level of education that they expected their child to complete. At several points over time, students were asked to select the highest level of education they expected themselves to complete.
1/8/2019
NCES 2019036 IPEDS Net Price Brochure
IPEDS brochures inform data users (e.g., researchers, policy makers, members of the media, the general public, etc.) about the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

The Net Price Brochure uses graphics and plain language to explain how net price is calculated for various groups of students, how the underlying data use in the calculations can differ by institution type, and the limitations of the metric.
1/4/2019
NCES 2019469 Profile and Financial Aid Estimates of Graduate Students: 2015–16
These Web Tables provide a profile of the demographic and enrollment characteristics of graduate students during the 2015–16 academic year and information on how these students financed their education. Using data from the 2015–16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16), the tables include information on graduate students’ distribution across degree programs and fields of study; demographic, family, and employment characteristics; educational expenses; and financial aid by source and type.
1/3/2019
NCES 2018061 Why Didn’t Students Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? A Detailed Look
This Statistics in Brief builds on prior NCES publications to provide an updated and detailed look at why students, or their parents, reported that they did not complete the FAFSA.
12/19/2018
NCES 2019045 Three-Year Persistence and Attainment Among Subbaccalaureate Occupational Students: 2006 and 2014
This Data Point uses data from the 2006 and 2014 administrations of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Studies to look at the rate at which students remain in school or attain a credential within three years of their initial enrollment—that is, their persistence and attainment rate.
12/18/2018
NCES 2019117 Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2018
The report draws on a wide array of surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates at the state and national levels. The report includes estimates of the percentage of students who drop out in a given 12-month period (event dropout rates), the percentage of young people in a specified age range who are high school dropouts (status dropout rates), and the percentage of young people in a specified age range who hold high school credentials (status completion rates). In addition, the report includes data on the percentage of students who graduate with a regular diploma within four years of starting ninth grade (adjusted cohort graduation rates) and data on alternative high school credentials. This report updates a series of NCES reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988.
12/12/2018
NCES 2019301 Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2015–16 (Fiscal Year 2016)

This First Look report introduces new data for national and state-level public elementary and secondary revenues and expenditures for fiscal year (FY) 2016. Specifically, this report includes the following school finance data:

  • revenue and expenditure totals;
  • revenues by source;
  • expenditures by function and object;
  • current expenditures; and
  • current expenditures per pupil.
12/6/2018
NCES 2018151 Graduation Rates for Selected Cohorts, 2009-14; Outcome Measures for Cohort Year 2009-10; Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2016-17; and Admissions in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2017.
This First Look includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) winter 2017-18 data collection, which included four survey components: Graduation Rates for selected cohorts 2009-2014, Outcome Measures for cohort year 2009-10, Student Financial Aid data for the academic year 2016-17, as well as Admissions for Fall 2017.
12/4/2018
NFES 2019035 Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems
The Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems provides information and best practices to help education agencies plan, develop, implement, and use an early warning system in their agency to inform interventions that improve student outcomes. The document includes a review of early warning systems and their use in education agencies and explains the role of early warning indicators, quality data, and analytical models in early warning systems. It also describes how to adopt an effective system planning process and recommends best practices for early warning system development, implementation, and use. The document highlights seven case studies from state and local education agencies who have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, an early warning system.
11/16/2018
NCES 2019119 Factors That Influence Student College Choice
This report is based on data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), a nationally representative, longitudinal study of more than 23,000 ninth-graders in 2009. The cohort was surveyed again in spring 2012 when most students were in eleventh grade. This survey included questions about characteristics that would influence choosing a school or college after high school.
11/14/2018
NCES 2019123 Reasons High School Students Change Their Educational Setting
This report is based on data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), a nationally representative, longitudinal study of more than 23,000 ninth-graders in 2009. The cohort was surveyed again in spring 2012 when most students were in the eleventh grade. The 2012 survey included questions about whether students had left their base-year school and asked the reasons why. This Data Point focuses on the 11.5 percent of students in the HSLS cohort who reported that they changed their educational setting by transferring schools or becoming homeschooled between the time they were surveyed in 2009 and the time they were surveyed in 2012.
11/13/2018
NCES 2019427 Military Service and Educational Attainment of High School Sophomores After 9/11: Experiences of 2002 High School Sophomores as of 2012
This Statistics in Brief examines 2002 high school sophomores’ entrance into military service through 2012, up to 8 years after most graduated from high school in 2004. The report provides estimates regarding the timing of military service; the demographic and academic characteristics of those who served in the military; the relationship between students’ expectations for a military career and subsequent military service; the relationship between students’ military service and that of their parents; and the postsecondary enrollment, fields of study, degree attainment, and financial aid of students with and without military service. The report draws on data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002).
11/8/2018
NCES 2018060REV Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2017-18; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2016-17; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2016-17: First Look (Provisional Data)
This First Look is a revised version of the preliminary report released on June 5, 2018. It includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2017 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2017-18 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2016-17 academic year.
11/6/2018
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