Paths Through Mathematics and Science: Patterns and Relationships in High School Coursetaking (June 19, 2018)
This report examines the sequence of courses that high school graduates take in mathematics, science, engineering and technology through their high school years using data from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study.
Subbaccalaureate occupational education continues to account for almost 40 percent of all undergraduate education in the U.S. (June 19, 2018)
Trends in subbaccalaureate occupational education from 2003 to 2015 are examined in terms of the number of credentials awarded, the types of institutions that provide these credentials, and the subject-fields studied over this time period.
New Report on Postcollegiate Outcomes of 2007–08 College Graduates (June 19, 2018)
A new report from NCES examines employment, education debt, and enrollment among college graduates. Using data from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/12), this report examines rates of employment, debt burden, repayment status, and additional enrollment in postsecondary education 4 years after degree completion.
18 percent of regular, full-time public school teachers hold jobs outside their school system (June 19, 2018)
This Data Point describes regular, full-time public school teachers’ jobs outside their school system.
Analyzing U.S. Young Adults' Skills by Student and Employment Status: Methodology for a New PIAAC Variable with Initial Results (NCES-2018-122) (June 19, 2018)
The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a cyclical, large-scale study of adult cognitive skills and life experiences. The study focuses on cognitive skills in three domains: literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments. The purpose of this new methodology report is to provide researchers a simple and efficient way to investigate policy issues related to young adults (age 16-34) and their transition into the labor force using PIAAC data. The report introduces a student and employment status variable, explains how this variable was developed, and illustrates the use of the variable to report skills by student and employment status. The initial PIAAC 2012/2014 First Look report was released in 2016.
2015 Survey Questionnaires Results: Students' Views of Mathematics, Reading, and Science (June 13, 2018)
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.
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) (June 5, 2018)
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.