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Best Practices for Determining Subgroup Size in Accountability Systems While Protecting Personally Identifiable Student Information

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017147.pdf

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires that states create plans with strategies for reporting education outcomes by grade for all students and particular categories of students.  This report helps states determine the sample size needed for significant results while protecting individual privacy.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/exit-memos

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House

 

Student Reports of Bullying: Results from the 2011 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017015.pdf

Shows the extent to which students with different personal characteristics report being bullied.  Student characteristics include race, ethnicity, grade level, and household income.  Also covers school conditions.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Student Victimization in U.S. Schools: Results from the 2011 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016037.pdf

Shows the extent to which students with different personal characteristics report being the victims of crime at school.  Also covers bullying, school conditions, and school security measures.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Digest of Education Statistics 2015

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016014.pdf

The 51st edition of an annual compilation of education data including number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, graduates, finances, federal funding, libraries, and international comparisons.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Report: The Continuing Need to Rethink Discipline

Categories: African Americans,Children,Disability,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/school_discipline_report_-_120916.pdf

Describes progress made and calls for further efforts to reform exclusionary school discipline policies which often betray disparities along racial, sex, and disability characteristics.  Includes a section on the impact of exclusionary discipline practices.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Science, Reading, and Mathematics Literacy in an International Context: First Look at PISA 2015

Categories: Education,Headlines,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017048.pdf

Provides international comparisons (72 country participants) of student performance in three major areas including average scores, gaps between the highest and lowest scoring students, percentage of those reaching proficiency levels, and trends in U.S. student performance in the three subjects over time.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and OECD

 

Prison Reform: Reducing Recidivism by Strengthening the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Headlines,Women

https://www.justice.gov/prison-reform

Website which discusses recent reforms to federal prisons designed to reduce continuing crime from released inmates.  Also includes links to consulting report which proposed reforms and other documents relevant to prison reform initiatives.  From the Justice Department

 

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