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What's New for June 2021

First Look Report Presents Preliminary Findings on COVID-19 Pandemic Effects on Undergraduates from the 2019–20 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:20) (June 16, 2021)
A unique First Look report released by NCES describes the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on postsecondary students. For example, in the 2019–20 academic year, 84 percent of undergraduate students transitioned to online instruction.

Expenditures per Pupil for Public K12 Education Increased in FY 19  (June 15, 2021)
Current expenditures per pupil on a national basis increased by 2.1 percent to $13,187 from FY 19 to FY 18, following an increase of 0.9 percent between FY 17 and FY 18, after adjusting for inflation.

Increases in current expenditures per pupil from FY 18 to FY 19 were among the five highest in Oklahoma (10.3 percent), Washington (8.2 percent), Colorado (5.9 percent), California (5.5 percent), and West Virginia (3.9 percent).

New Study Examines Proficiency Skills of U.S. Young Adults at Ages 15 and 19 (June 15, 2021)
A new report examines the literacy and numeracy skills of U.S. young adults as they transition to post-high school life and how these are related to their earlier proficiency in reading and mathematics in Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). This study followed a sample of U.S. students who participated in PISA 2012, when they were 15 years old, and assessed their literacy and numeracy skills and other outcomes four years later at about age 19

Parental Involvement in U.S Public Schools in 2017-18 (June 8, 2021)
This report examines parent and/or guardian involvement in various school-based engagement opportunities, as reported by public elementary and secondary school principals before the coronavirus pandemic.

Mapping State Proficiency Standards onto the NAEP Scales: Results From the 2019 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments (June 1, 2021)
This report highlights the results of mapping state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales using state assessment results from the 2018–19 school year and the 2019 NAEP assessments for public schools.