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  • Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America

    1/1/09 - Pew Hispanic Center Staff

    A Pew Hispanic Center report based on a new nationwide survey of Latino youths and on analyses of government data examines the values, attitudes, experiences and self-identity of this generation as it comes of age in America.

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    Digest of Education Statistics 2009

    1/1/10 - Thomas D. Snyder, Sally A. Dillow

    "In fall 2009, about 75.2 million people were enrolled in American schools and colleges (table 1). About 4.7 million people were employed as elementary and secondary school teachers or as college faculty, in full-time equivalents (FTE). Other professional, administrative, and support staff at educational institutions totaled 5.4 million. All data for 2009 in this Introduction are projected. Some data for other years are projected or estimated as noted. In discussions of historical trends...

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    Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) Preschool--Kindergarten 2007 Psychometric Report

    1/23/10 - Michelle Najarian, Kyle Snow, Jean Lennon, Susan Kinsey, Gail Mulligan

    "This methodology report documents the design, development, and psychometric characteristics of the assessment instruments used in the preschool and kindergarten waves of the ECLS-B. The assessment instruments measure children's cognitive development in early reading and mathematics, socioemotional functioning, fine and gross motor skills, and physical development (height, weight, middle upper arm circumference, and head circumference). The report also includes information about indirect...

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    ED Facts: Special education in the new National Education Data System

    1/5/09 - Ahearn, E.

    "This document begins with a background on ED’s development and implementation of a single repository for K-12 education data. It also includes a summary of interviews held with seven state special education directors and/or their IDEA data managers along with each state’s EDFacts coordinator to obtain information on the states’ submission of special education data via EDFacts. It closes with a section on observations and conclusions. This document was prepared by Project Forum at the...

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    Educational Technology in Public School Districts: Fall 2008, First Look

    1/16/09 - Lucinda Gray, Laurie Lewis

    "This report provides national data on the availability and use of educational technology in public school districts during fall 2008. The data are the results of a national district-level survey that is one of a set that includes district, school, and teacher surveys on educational technology. Every year between 1994 and 2005 (with the exception of 2004), the Office of Educational Technology (OET) in the U.S. Department of Education asked the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES...

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    Eligibility policies and practices for young children under Part B of IDEA

    1/5/09 - Joan Danaher, The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

    In response to states’ interest in whether or how other states are using developmental delay or other eligibility category specific to 3- through 9-year-olds, the author reviewed the current eligibility classifications and criteria as retrieved from states’ Web sites, the National State Policy Database (2007) and/or provided by the coordinators of the state Part B-Section 619 programs, including the District of Columbia. Periodically data presented in this report are sent to the...

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    Expanded Learning Time by the Numbers

    1/23/10 - Center for American Progress,

    "Expanding learning time, or ELT, in schools is a core strategy on the national education reform agenda as policymakers and educators recognize that the standard school calendar does not fit many students’ needs. Most U.S. students attend school for an average of 6.5 hours a day, for 180 days a year. This is not nearly enough time for many students, particularly those who are English language learners and those who start the school year learning below their grade level."

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    Principal Attrition and Mobility: Results From the 2008–09 Principal Follow-up Survey

    1/7/10 - Battle, D.

    Because the purpose of this report is to introduce new NCES data through the presentation of tables containing descriptive information, only selected findings are presented. These findings have been chosen to demonstrate the range of information available from the PFS rather than to discuss all of the observed differences; they are not meant to emphasize any particular issue.

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    Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

    1/18/09 - William J Hussar, Tabitha M. Bailey

    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 2018. For the 50 States and the District of Columbia, the...

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    Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results From the 2008–09 Teacher Follow-up Survey

    1/19/10 - Keigher, A.

    The objective of TFS is to provide information about teacher mobility and attrition among elementary and secondary school teachers who teach in grades K–12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. In pursuit of this objective, TFS examines the characteristics of those who stay in the teaching profession and those who leave, including retirees. By collecting information on respondents’ attitudes about the teaching profession and job satisfaction (along with demographic data), TFS...

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    The children born in 2001 at kindergarten entry: First findings from the Kindergarten Data Collections of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B): First Look

    1/30/09 - Kristin Denton Flanagan, Cameron McPhee, Gail Mulligan

    "Using data from the final two rounds of the ECLS-B, a longitudinal study begun in 2001, this First Look provides a snapshot of the demographic characteristics, reading and mathematics knowledge, fine motor skills, school characteristics, and before- and after-school care arrangements of the cohort at the time they first began kindergarten. Information has been collected from and about these children when they were 9 months old, 2 years old, 4 years old, and at kindergarten entry. This...

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    The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2009

    1/31/10 - National Center for Education Statistics,

    "This report presents results of the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading at grades 4 and 8. Results for students in the nation, the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Department of Defense schools are reported as average scores and as percentages of students performing at or above three achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. Scores are also reported at selected percentiles, showing changes in the performance of lower-, middle-, and...

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    Trends in the use of school choice: 1993 to 2007

    1/9/10 - Sarah Grady, Stacey Bielick, Susan Aud

    "This report updates two previous reports: Trends in the Use of School Choice: 1993 to 1999 (Bielick and Chapman 2003) and Trends in the Use of School Choice: 1993 to 2003 (Tice et al. 2006). Using data from the National Household Education Survey (NHES) of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this report examines enrollment trends in public schools (assigned and chosen) and private schools (religious and nonsectarian), from 1993 to 2007, as...

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    U.S. Performance Across International Assessments of Student Achievement: Special Supplement to The Condition of Education 2009

    1/18/09 - Stephen Provasnik, Patrick Gonzales, David Miller

    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is congressionally mandated to report on the state of education in the United States and other countries. To carry out this mission, NCES participates in several international assessments to measure how the performance of U.S. students and adults compares with that of their counterparts in other countries. This special analysis looks closely at the information NCES has gathered from recent international studies that U.S. students have...

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    Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making

    1/28/10 - Hamilton, L., Halverson, R., Jackson, S., Mandinach, E., Supovitz, J., & Wayman, J.

    Recent changes in accountability and testing policies have provided educators with access to an abundance of student-level data, and the availability of such data has led many to want to strengthen the role of data for guiding instruction and improving student learning. The U.S. Department of Education recently echoed this desire, calling upon schools to use assessment data to respond to students’ academic strengths and needs.5 In addition, spurred in part by federal legislation and...

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