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Earl Gregg Swem Library

SOL Test Results/Pass Rates

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/accreditation_federal_reports/index.shtml#passrates

Includes links for 2014-15 Standards of Learning test results by state, divisions, and schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

Students Make Across-the-Board Gains on SOLs

Categories: Education,Language,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2015/08_aug11.shtml

Reports on outcome of 2014-15 Standards of Learning  tests in English, mathematics, history, and science in Virginia schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

Using Household and Intrahousehold Data to Assess Food Insecurity: Evidence from Bangladesh

Categories: Bangladesh,Children,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,Women

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1878678/err190.pdf

Finds flaws in previous data on household nutrition in Bangladesh test.  Male head of household was adequately fed but females and children in household were not.  Survey covered household food consumption down to individual level.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

School Start Times for Middle School and High School Students, United States, 2011-12 School Year

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6430a1.htm?s_cid=mm6430a1_w

Describes the problems of adolescent sleep deprivation and how early school start times contribute to the problem.  Also provides state level data on average start times and percentage distribution of students with various start times.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

2012 Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-tps60.html

Latest release includes detailed information on number of business firms by type, number of employees, and receipts by county and metro area.  From the Census Bureau.

 

Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201508.pdf

The number of uninsured people continues to decline in this latest report.  Among adults aged 18-64, the uninsured percentage decreased from 16.3% in 2014 to 13% in the first three months of 2015.  Provides estimates of persons uninsured at time of interview, at least part of year prior to interview, and more than one year at time of interview.  Also shows estimates by selected demographics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

United States Government Documents Registry

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines

https://www.hathitrust.org/usdocs_registry/

Search for federal government documents issued from 1789 to date.  Includes item-level metadata and full text of more than 540,000 documents.  A work in progress.  From Hathitrust Digital Library

 

Federal Spending on Information Products and Services from FY 1979 Through FY 2015 Q2

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement

http://www.scribd.com/doc/274071655/Federal-Government-Strategic-Sourcing-Of-Information-Products-And-Services-A-Report-Prepared-by-the-Federal-Research-Division-Library-of-Congress-Un

Examines the federal government’s procurement of books, electronic databases, and other information products and services and analyzes potential savings that could be achieved if federal agencies procured these products collectively.  From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress

 

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