What's New for April 2016

Digest of Education Statistics, 2014 (April 28, 2016)
The 50th 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.

The Nation's Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading at Grade 12 (April 27, 2016)
This online report presents national results from the NAEP 2015 mathematics and reading assessments at grade 12. Results are presented in terms of average scale scores and as percentages of students performing at the three NAEP achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. In addition to overall scores, results are reported by racial/ethnic groups, by gender, and by type of school. The national average mathematics score in 2015 for grade 12 was lower compared to the last assessment in 2013.The average reading score for twelfth-grade students in 2015 was not significantly different in comparison to 2013. In 2015, the average mathematics score was higher compared to the initial grade 12 assessment in 2005, whereas the average reading score in 2015 was lower compared to the initial grade 12 assessment in 1992.

Projections of Education Statistics to 2023  (April 14, 2016)
This publication provides projections for key education statistics, including statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment and earned degrees conferred expenditures of degree-granting institutions. For the Nation, the tables, figures, and text contain data on enrollment, teachers, graduates, and expenditures for the past 14 years and projections to the year 2023. For the 50 States and the District of Columbia, the tables, figures, and text contain data on projections of public elementary and secondary enrollment and public high school graduates to the year 2023. In addition, the report includes a methodology section describing models and assumptions used to develop national and state-level projections.

Trends in Public and Private School Principal Demographics and Qualifications: 1987-88 to 2011-12 (April 7, 2016)
This Statistics in Brief examines the trends in principal demographics and other characteristics. The study is based on data from seven administrations of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), a sample survey of elementary and secondary schools in the United States from 1987-88 until 2011-12.