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Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten, United States, 2014-15 School Year

Categories: Children,Education,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6433a2.htm?s_cid=mm6433a2_w

Describes vaccination coverage estimates in 49 states and vaccination exemption estimates in 46 states.  Also covers estimates for the District of Columbia.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Selected Statistics from the Public Elementary and Secondary Education Universe: School Year 2013-14: First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015151.pdf

Covers the number and types of public elementary and secondary schools and local education agencies, the operational status of schools and districts, student membership counts, teacher counts, and pupil/teacher ratios.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

I Have a Question … A Parent Checklist

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education

http://www2.ed.gov/documents/family-community/parent-checklist.pdf

Subtitled: What Parents and Caregivers Can Ask and Do to Help Children Thrive at School.  A short brochure which provides five questions to ask about the school, advice from teachers on how parents can assist their children, and a list of helpful resources.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

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

 

Education and Certification Qualifications of Departmentalized Public High School-Level Teachers of Selected Subjects: Evidence from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015814.pdf

Examines the postsecondary majors and teaching certifications of public high school teachers and the percentages of teachers who have a major or certificate in their main assignment in a selection of 11 broad subject areas.   From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Education and Certification Qualifications of Public Middle Grades Teachers of Selected Subjects: Evidence from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015815.pdf

Examines the postsecondary majors and teaching certifications of public middle school teachers and the percentages of teachers who have a major or certificate in their main teaching assignment.  Focuses on grades 5 through 8.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: Results from the 2013 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2015046.pdf

Differing state standards make it difficult to measure student achievement at the national level.  This report presents the results of a method for blending state standards with those of the National Assessment of Educational Progress for measuring reading and math proficiency.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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