Tag Archives: National Center for Education Statistics

Notes from the SAT and NCES

A few months ago, I received a communication from Jennifer Karan, executive director of the SAT Program.  She provided pointers for high school freshmen on planning ahead for their educational future.  At the time, I was not using my computer … Continue reading

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Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2011 and Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2010–11 – First Look Preliminary Data

  Hmmm…  This report should contain some very interesting information. Although I’ll read this later this week, I didn’t want any readers to miss out on the latest news on postsecondary education. Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2011 and Student … Continue reading

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Just Released: New Americans in Postsecondary Education: A Profile of Immigrant and Second-Generation American Undergraduates

  Here is a new report, released just today, on the the post-secondary educational attainment of immigrant and second-generation students. Information for the report came from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), another study from the National Center for Education … Continue reading

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Costs of Attending a Post-Secondary Institution–IPEDS “First Look”

Are you interested in seeing what college  costs are at all types of post-secondary Title IV institutions? The report below shows data from the Fall, 2011, data collection round by IPEDS–Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. This “first look” report is … Continue reading

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Comparing U.S. Educational Progress to Education Around the World

Below are some recently published results from the National Center for Education Statitstics’ databases. The international assessments Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) are used to … Continue reading

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Genes and Educational Achievement: Nature or Nurture? The debate goes on

Although it seems that the Nature/Nurture argument has finally been settled, this study seems to indicate that nurture continues to be an important contributor to a student’s academic success. A student can have the right genetic indicators, but live in … Continue reading

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4th of July Post from The Nation’s Report Card

A Facebook post from The Nation’s Report Card proudly announced that 50% of 4th graders answered the following question correctly. My reaction is: ONLY 50%??!! We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they … Continue reading

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Discovered the Office of Educational Technology! Free publications, research databases, and more!

Short and sweet: Got “followed” on Twitter by someone following the Office of Ed.Tech, a site I didn’t know about.  I checked out some of the information available. As an example, Understanding the Implications of Online Learning for Educational Productivity is … Continue reading

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Teacher Talk: Assessment of Science Education with Technology

The post from Teacher Talk emphases the importance of science skills learned and still to be mastered in our nation’s schools. Digital technology helps students learn, but technology can also be used to assess learning. In science, the use of … Continue reading

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Teach Plus: Closing the Curriculum Gap Is a Social Justice Issue

In the debate over how to improve public education, we should not lose sight of what we as teachers and schools are actually doing, of how are we educating our students and to what end. Strong performance on standardized tests … Continue reading

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