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What's New for April 2018

NCES Releases "The Feasibility of Collecting School-Level Finance Data, School Year 2013-14" (April 24, 2018)
This Research and Development (R&D) report presents school-level finance data on expenditures by function from the pilot School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS).

Availability of services in schools to support parent involvement (April 24, 2018)
This Data Point describes the availability of parent support services by community type, school sector, and school classification.

A Look at CTE Programs in Public School Districts (April 17, 2018)
This First Look introduces data on CTE programs. The report provides information about the entities that provide CTE programs and locations the programs are offered. It also presents data about work-based learning and employer involvement, as well as barriers to the district offering CTE programs and barriers to student participation. Data are also presented about various factors influencing the districts' decisions on whether to add or phase out CTE programs.

New Report Provides Projections of Education Statistics to 2026  (April 12, 2018)
The new report shows that elementary and secondary school enrollment is expected to increase by 2 percent between 2014 and 2026. Postsecondary enrollment is expected to increase by 13 percent between 2015 and 2026.

The Nation’s Report Card: 2017 Mathematics and Reading at Grades 4 and 8  (April 10, 2018)
This online report presents the national, state, and TUDA results of fourth- and eighth-grade students who participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017 mathematics and reading assessments.

New Report Examines Student Access to Digital Learning Resources (April 4, 2018)
This congressionally mandated report draws upon nationally representative data sources, existing research, and relevant state and local intervention efforts to provide a comprehensive picture of student access to digital learning resources outside of the classroom.

A Look at Preparation and Supports for Early-Career Teachers in the U.S. (April 3, 2018)
NCES releases Preparation and Support for Teachers in Public Schools: Reflections on the First Year of Teaching. This Statistics in Brief investigates early-career teachers’ preparation for teaching and receipt of support during their first year. The brief explores preparation and support overall and by selected characteristics of the schools in which the teachers taught during the 2011–12 school year.