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What's New for November 2016

New TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced Results Compare U.S. Students with their Peers Around the World (November 29, 2016)
This report compares the performance of U.S. fourth- and eighth-grade students in mathematics and science to the performance of their peers in more than 60 countries and other education systems across six continents. The report also includes results from TIMSS Advanced, which was administered to advanced students in the last year of secondary school in nine countries.

New NCES Report Highlights Characteristics of New American Undergraduates (November 29, 2016)
The National Center for Education Statistics, in the Institute of Education Sciences released a new Statistics in Brief report, entitled New American Undergraduates: Enrollment Trends and Age at Arrival of Immigrant and Second-Generation Students. The report describes the demographic and enrollment characteristics of New Americans, defined as immigrants and children of immigrants. The report also examines immigrant students' age at arrival in the United States and its association with their academic preparation and enrollment.

NCES releases new NPSAS report on private loan use in 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12 (November 29, 2016)
The National Center for Education Statistics, in the Institute of Education Sciences, released a new Statistics in Brief report entitled Use of Private Loans by Postsecondary Students: Selected Years 2003–04 through 2011-12. The report examines the use of private education loans by both undergraduate and graduate students over time

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2015-16; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2014-15; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2014-15: First Look (Provisional Data) (November 15, 2016)
This First Look is a revised version of the preliminary report released on July 14, 2016. It includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2015 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2015–16 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2014–15 academic year.

Changes in America’s Public School Facilities: From School Year 1998–99 to School Year 2012–13 (November 15, 2016)
This Statistics in Brief summarizes the changes from the 1998–99 to the 2012–13 school years in the average age of public schools, ratings of satisfaction of the environmental quality of school facilities, the cost to put school buildings in good overall condition, and short-range plans to improve school facilities.

Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2014: U.S. National Supplement Public Use Data Files-Prison (November 15, 2016)
The 2014 PIAAC U.S. Prison Study Public Use File (PUF) contains individual unit record data including responses to both the background questionnaire and the cognitive assessment from the data collection completed in 2014. Statistical disclosure control treatments were applied due to confidentiality concerns. For more details on the Prison Study PUF, please refer to Appendix E of the U.S. PIAAC Technical Report 2012/2014 (NCES 2016-036).

Highlights from the U.S. PIAAC Survey of Incarcerated Adults: Their Skills, Work Experience, Education, and Training (November 15, 2016)
The U.S. PIAAC Survey of Incarcerated Adults was designed to provide policymakers, administrators, educators, and researchers with information to improve educational and training opportunities for incarcerated adults and foster skills they need in order to return to, and work successfully in, society upon release from prison.

Employment and Enrollment Status of Baccalaureate Degree Recipients 1 Year After Graduation: 1994, 2001, and 2009 (November 3, 2016)
These Web Tables present information on the employment and enrollment status of first-time bachelor's degree recipients one year after graduation. The analysis uses data collected in the first follow-up surveys of three administrations of the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B). The first follow-up studies, conducted in 1994, 2001, and 2009, respectively, collected data on graduates' undergraduate education experiences and their early postbaccalaureate employment and enrollment.

A Look at Homeschooling in the U.S.  (November 1, 2016)
The number of homeschooled students in the United States more than doubled between 1999 and 2012, according to a new NCES report. More than 90 percent of parents who homeschooled their children in 2012 said they were concerned about the environment at the school their child would attend. Data comes from the National Household Education Surveys Program.