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Early Childhood Program Participation, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012

August 30, 2013 Comments off

Early Childhood Program Participation, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This report presents findings from the Early Childhood Program Participation Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012 (NHES:2012). The Early Childhood Program Participation Survey collected data on children’s participation in relative care, nonrelative care, and center-based care arrangements. It also collected information from parents about the main reason for choosing care, what factors were important to parents when choosing a care arrangement, and parents’ participation in various learning activities with their children.

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Parent and Family Involvement in Education, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012

August 30, 2013 Comments off

Parent and Family Involvement in Education, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This report presents findings from the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012 (NHES:2012). The Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey collected data on children enrolled in public or private school for kindergarten through 12th grade or homeschooled for these grades. The survey collected information about various aspects of parent involvement in education, such as help with homework, family activities, and parent involvement at school. For homeschooled students, the survey asks questions related to the student’s homeschooling experiences, the sources of the curriculum, and the reasons for homeschooling.

2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12): Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2011–12

August 22, 2013 Comments off

2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12): Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2011–12
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This First Look publication provides the first results of the 2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), the most comprehensive, nationally representative survey of student financing of postsecondary education in the United States. The survey includes about 95,000 undergraduate and 16,000 graduate students attending 1,500 postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia (prior cycles of NPSAS also included institutions from Puerto Rico). The report describes the percentages of students receiving various types of financial aid and average amounts received, by type of institution attended, attendance pattern, dependency status, and income level.

2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12): Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2011–12

August 20, 2013 Comments off

2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12): Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2011–12
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This First Look publication provides the first results of the 2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), the most comprehensive, nationally representative survey of student financing of postsecondary education in the United States. The survey includes about 95,000 undergraduate and 16,000 graduate students attending 1,500 postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia (prior cycles of NPSAS also included institutions from Puerto Rico). The report describes the percentages of students receiving various types of financial aid and average amounts received, by type of institution attended, attendance pattern, dependency status, and income level.

NCES releases five First Look reports with findings from the 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey

August 13, 2013 Comments off

NCES releases five First Look reports with findings from the 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

In the 2011–12 school year, there were an estimated 116,240 K–12 schools in the United States, including 85,530 traditional public, 4,480 public charter, and 26,230 private schools. The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) collected data from a nationally representative sample of these schools and nationally representative samples of principals and teachers within the schools. Additionally, data were collected from nationally representative samples of districts and school library media centers associated with traditional public and public charter schools.

The SASS was developed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the Institute of Education Sciences within the U.S. Department of Education and is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every 4 years. The five First Look reports that provide selected findings from the 2011–12 SASS data files for public and private schools, principals, and teachers, as well as public school districts and library media centers are listed below.

Characteristics of Public School Districts in the United States: Results From the 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES 2013-311)

Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States: Results From the 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES 2013-312)

Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Principals in the United States: Results From the 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES 2013-313)

Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in the United States: Results From the 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES 2013-314)

Characteristics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Library Media Centers in the United States: Results From the 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES 2013-315)

To view the full reports, please visit 
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013311 
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013312
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013313
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013314
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013315

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2010–11 (Fiscal Year 2011)

July 16, 2013 Comments off

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2010–11 (Fiscal Year 2011)
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This First Look report presents state-level data on revenues by source and expenditures by function for public elementary and secondary education for school year 2010-11. Part of the Common Core of Data (CCD), this report presents data submitted annually to NCES by state education agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results From the 2011-12 Private School Universe Survey

July 9, 2013 Comments off

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results From the 2011-12 Private School Universe Survey
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This First Look Report provides selected findings from the 2011-12 Private School Universe Survey (PSS) regarding private schools that were in operation during the 2011-12 school year. The data include information on school size, school level, religious orientation, association membership, geographic region, community type, and program emphasis. The PSS collects nonfiscal data biennially from the universe of private schools in the United States with grades kindergarten through twelve.

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2012-13; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2011-12; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2011-12: First Look (Provisional Data)

July 9, 2013 Comments off

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2012-13; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2011-12; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2011-12: First Look (Provisional Data)
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This First Look report is a revised version of the preliminary report released on May 21, 2013. It includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2012 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2012-13 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2011-12 academic year.

The Nation’s Report Card: Trends in Academic Progress 2012

June 27, 2013 Comments off

The Nation’s Report Card: Trends in Academic Progress 2012
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This report presents the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) long-term trend assessments in reading and mathematics administered during the 2011–12 school year to 9-, 13-, and 17-year-old students. Long-term trend assessments were first administered in the early 1970s; results are available for 12 reading assessments dating back to 1971 and 11 mathematics assessments dating back to 1973. This report provides trend results in terms of average scale scores, percentiles, and five performance levels. Item maps for each age group illustrate skills demonstrated by students when responding to assessment questions. Scale score results are included for students by selected background characteristics (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, and type of school). Overall, the 2012 long-term trend results show 9- and 13-year-olds scoring higher in both reading and mathematics than students their age in the 1970s. At age 13, the overall average score in each subject was also higher in comparison to the last assessment in 2008. At age 17, however, the 2012 reading and mathematics average scores were not significantly different from those in the respective first assessment year.

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012

June 26, 2013 Comments off

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school. It provides the most current detailed statistical information to inform the Nation on the nature of crime in schools. This report presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population from an array of sources–the National Crime Victimization Survey, the School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the School Survey on Crime and Safety and the School and Staffing Survey. Data on crime away from school are also presented to place school crime in the context of crime in the larger society.

The Condition of Education 2013

June 14, 2013 Comments off

The Condition of Education 2013
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

The Condition of Education 2013 summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents 42 indicators on the status and condition of education, in addition to Spotlights that look more closely at 4 issues of current interest. The indicators represent a consensus of professional judgment on the most significant national measures of the condition and progress of education for which accurate data are available.

The Condition of Education 2013

May 23, 2013 Comments off

The Condition of Education 2013

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

The Condition of Education 2013 summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents 42 indicators on the status and condition of education, in addition to Spotlights that look more closely at 4 issues of current interest. The indicators represent a consensus of professional judgment on the most significant national measures of the condition and progress of education for which accurate data are available.

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2009-10 (Fiscal Year 2010)

April 30, 2013 Comments off

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2009-10 (Fiscal Year 2010)
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

The report provides finance data for all local education agencies (LEAs) that provide free public elementary and secondary (PK-12) education in the United States. This report contains data on revenues and expenditures per pupil by school districts. Median per pupil revenue and expenditure data are reported by state. There are also discussions on the different types of school districts, and other resources that may be helpful in analyzing school district level data.

The Nation’s Report Card: Economics 2012

April 24, 2013 Comments off

The Nation’s Report Card: Economics 2012

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Key Findings

Economics scores increased for some lower performing student groups, even though the overall average score for twelfth-graders did not change significantly. Compared to 2006:

  • Hispanic students scored higher, and a larger percentage performed at or above Basic.
  • Students with parents who did not finish high school scored higher.
  • Lower performing students made gains.

Federal Student Loan Debt Burden of Noncompleters

April 9, 2013 Comments off

Federal Student Loan Debt Burden of Noncompleters
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Federal Student Loan Debt Burden of Noncompleters, a Statistics in Brief, focuses on the federal student debt burden accrued by students who do not complete a postsecondary credential within 6 years of enrolling. It is based on data from the two most recent longitudinal studies of beginning postsecondary students conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics: students who first enrolled in 1995-96 (as of 2001) and those who first enrolled in 2003-04 (as of 2009).

Highlights include:

• In 2009, the percentage of noncompleters after 6 years ranged from 19 percent of students in private nonprofit 4-year institutions to 46 percent in public 2-year colleges or for-profit institutions. An increase in noncompletion between 2001 and 2009 was observed only for students in for-profit institutions (35 percent to 46 percent).

• In 2009, borrowing rates from federal student loan programs ranged from 25 percent of students in public 2-year colleges to 86 percent in for-profit institutions; comparable rates for students in 4-year public and nonprofit institutions were 58 percent and 64 percent, respectively.

• In 2009, the cumulative amount borrowed per credit earned was highest for noncompleters in for-profit institutions ($350 per credit, compared with $80 to $120 per credit in the other three sectors).

• In 2009, the median cumulative federal student debt for all noncompleters amounted to 35 percent of their annual income; debt burden was highest for students in 4-year nonprofit institutions (median debt equaled 51 percent of borrowers’ annual income). Debt burden among noncompleters who started in for-profit institutions increased from 20 percent to 43 percent of annual income between 2001 and 2009.
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Dual Credit and Exam-Based Courses in U.S. Public High Schools: 2010-11

March 4, 2013 Comments off

Dual Credit and Exam-Based Courses in U.S. Public High Schools: 2010-11

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This report provides national estimates about dual credit courses at public high schools. The estimates presented in this report are based on a school survey about dual credit courses offered by high schools during the 2010-11 school year.

Mega-States: An Analysis of Student Performance in the Five Most Heavily Populated States in the Nation

February 21, 2013 Comments off

Mega-States: An Analysis of Student Performance in the Five Most Heavily Populated States in the Nation

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas enroll close to 40 percent of the nation’s public school students. The importance of these “Mega-States” goes beyond the sheer size of their population. They now serve more than half of the nation’s English language learners (ELL), as well as some of the largest concentrations of children from lower-income families. As policymakers and educators look at the nation’s changing demographics and explore ways to close achievement gaps, the educational progress of children in these states is of interest far beyond their state borders. That’s why the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Assessment Governing Board focused this special report on educational outcomes in the five largest states.

Mega-States generally do not perform higher than the nation, but they have made some gains over time. The most recent NAEP results reveal some achievements and challenges across the Mega-States. They include the following:

  • California scored lower than the nation in reading, mathematics, and science.
  • Florida scored higher than the nation in grade 4 reading, but lower in grade 8 mathematics and science.
  • Illinois scored higher than the nation in grade 8 reading, but lower in science.
  • New York scored higher than the nation in grade 4 reading, but lower in grade 4 mathematics and grade 8 mathematics and science.
  • Texas scored higher than the nation in grade 8 mathematics and science, and lower in reading.

The report features more information on the performance of different student groups in these assessments, and looks at gains over time. In many cases, students in the Mega-States have made significant gains, or rival the nation in the percentage of students at the Proficient achievement level.

Testing Integrity: Issues and Recommendations for Best Practice

February 12, 2013 Comments off

Testing Integrity: Issues and Recommendations for Best Practice

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This report is part of a broader effort by the Department of Education to identify and disseminate practices and policies to assist efforts to improve the validity and reliability of assessment results. The report draws upon the opinions of experts and practitioners who responded to the Department’s Request for Information (RFI), the comments and discussions from NCES’ Testing Integrity Symposium, and, where available, policy manuals or professional standards published by State Education Agencies (SEAs) and professional associations.

The report focuses on four areas related to testing integrity: (1) the prevention of irregularities in academic testing; (2) the detection and analysis of testing irregularities; (3) the response to an investigation of alleged and/or actual misconduct; and (4) testing integrity practices for technology-based assessments.

Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2009–10

January 22, 2013 Comments off

Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2009–10

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This report presents the number of high school graduates, the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR), and the dropout data for grades 9–12 for public schools in school year 2009–10 as reported by State Education Agencies to the NCES Common Core of Data Universe Survey of public elementary and secondary institutions.

Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

January 9, 2013 Comments off

Projections of Education Statistics to 2021
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This publication provides projections for key education statistics. It includes 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 2021. 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 2021. In addition, the report includes a methodology section describing models and assumptions used to develop national and state-level projections.

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