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NCES 2018155 2015 Survey Questionnaires Results: Students’ Views of Mathematics, Reading, and Science
As part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), students, teachers, and school administrators answer survey questionnaires. These questionnaires collect contextual information to provide a better understanding of educational experiences and factors that are related to students’ learning both in and outside of the classroom and to allow for meaningful student group comparisons. For the 2015 NAEP mathematics, reading, and science assessments, nationally representative samples of students at grades 4, 8, and 12 answered survey questions about their views (i.e., levels of interest and enjoyment) of subject-related topics and activities. This report, the first in a series, takes an in-depth look at their responses, providing additional information with the 2015 NAEP achievement results.
6/12/2018
NCES 2018060 Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2017-18; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2016-17; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2016-17: First Look (Preliminary Data)
This First Look presents preliminary data findings 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.
6/5/2018
NCES 2018082 User’s Manual for the ECLS-K:2011 Kindergarten-Fourth Grade Data File and Electronic Codebook, Restricted Version
This User’s Manual focuses on the fourth-grade round of data collection and data for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011). It describes the study instruments and data collection procedures used in the spring 2015 collection. It also describes the kindergarten-fourth grade data file structure and variables created from data collected in the fourth-grade round. This manual is only available on the ECLS-K:2011 Restricted-Use Kindergarten-Fourth Grade Data File and Electronic Codebook CD.
6/1/2018
NCES 2018159 Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto the NAEP Scales: Results From the 2015 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments
During the past 13 years, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has published reports in which the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is used for comparing the proficiency standards that students have to meet in each state. This sixth report highlights results of mapping state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales using state assessment results for public schools from the 2014–15 school year and the 2015 NAEP assessments. The report focuses on the reading and mathematics standards that states set for grades 4 and 8 for federal reporting under the 2001 and 2015 reauthorizations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. By placing standards onto the NAEP scales, a common metric to all states, it is possible to compare the standards that students are expected to meet in each state.
5/31/2018
NCES 2018059 IPEDS Student Financial Aid 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 Student Financial Aid Brochure uses graphics and plain language to describe the student groups for which IPEDS aid data are collected; the various types of aid data collected; differences in the data due to institutional calendar year; and aid data key terms.
5/31/2018
NCES 2018161 A Description of U.S. Adults Who Are Not Digitally Literate
This report uses data from the 2012 Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to examine the rate of digital literacy in the U.S., including how this rate varies among demographic and workforce groups, and how the U.S. digital literacy rate compares to the rate in other countries.
5/29/2018
NCES 2018116 Teacher Satisfaction With Salary and Current Job
This report describes the percentage of teachers who are satisfied with their salary for teaching and compares the job satisfaction of teachers who are satisfied and dissatisfied with their teaching salary.
5/29/2018
NCES 2018144 The Condition of Education 2018
The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The 2018 Condition of Education report presents 47 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons. Also included in the report are 3 Spotlight indicators that provide more in-depth analyses on selected topics.
5/23/2018
NCES 2018160 The Summer After Kindergarten: Children’s Experiences by Socioeconomic Characteristics
This Statistics in Brief describes students’ summer nonparental care arrangements, program attendance (e.g., at summer camps or summer school), participation in activities with family members in a typical week, and places visited with family members. Participation in summer activities is compared by two socioeconomic characteristics—household poverty status and parents’ highest level of education—utilizing data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (ECLS-K:2011).
5/22/2018
NCES 2017140 IPEDS Data Collection and Release Procedures 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 Data Collection and Release Procedures Brochure describes the 3 IPEDS collection periods, the data validation and review processes, the 3 data releases, when to expect dissemination, and where to retrieve the latest data.

5/15/2018
NCES 2018482 2015–16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16) Data File Documentation
The 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16) data file documentation has been produced to familiarize data users with the design and the procedures followed in data collection and processing. It also provides information that will be helpful to analysts in accessing and understanding the restricted-use files. The NPSAS sample includes students attending postsecondary institutions in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico that were eligible to participate in the federal financial aid programs in Title IV of the Higher Education Act. NPSAS focuses on how students and their families pay for postsecondary education, and contains a wide range of demographic information about the nation’s postsecondary students.
5/15/2018
NCES 2018097 Public School Teacher Spending on Classroom Supplies
This report describes the percentage of public school teachers who spend their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement, and the amount of money spent by these teachers.
5/15/2018
NCES 2018058 Role of Education in Work Experience Programs
This 2-page Data Point examines the extent to which work experience programs (such as internships and apprenticeships) are related to formal education, and the characteristics of these education-based programs.
5/8/2018
NCES 2018014 Public School Principals’ Perceptions of Influence by School Level and Community Type
This report describes public school principals’ perceptions of their influence on establishing curriculum and decisions concerning the budget at their school.
5/8/2018
NCES 2017136 IPEDS Presents: NCES Postsecondary Surveys

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.

Title IV institutions participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial aid programs administered by the office of Federal Student Aid (FSA). Through several postsecondary data collections, NCES gathers information about where and how the aid is distributed and whether it had an impact on student outcomes.

This brochure describes the NCES postsecondary surveys, including: the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS), and Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B).

4/30/2018
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