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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Early High School Dropouts: What Are Their Characteristics?

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015066.pdf

Examines the extent to which high school students drop out of school between the ninth and eleventh grades and how dropout rates vary by sex, race/ethnicity, and  socioeconomic status.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

 

School Practices and Accountability for Students with Disabilities

Categories: Disability,Education,Tests/Assessments

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20154006/pdf/20154006.pdf

Provides information about the education of students with disabilities by examining whether their performances are included in accountability and assessment instruments and the use of school practices that relate to their educational outcomes.  From the Institute of Education Sciences

 

Gender Differences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Interest, Credits Earned, and NAEP Performance in the 12th Grade

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Women

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015075.pdf

Describes high school graduates’ attitudes toward STEM courses by gender, credits earned in STEM fields, and their performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress assessments in 2009. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

2014-2015 Teacher Salary Survey Results

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/HD22015/$file/HD2.pdf

Provides information on salaries for teachers and principals by local school division,  Also covers average teacher salaries by school and starting salaries by school division.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

Study of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

Categories: Children,Disability,Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/HD22015/$file/HD2.pdf

Reviews state policies and regulations related to seclusion and restraint of misbehaving students in public and private elementary and secondary schools and methods used in other states to reduce or eliminate such practices.  From the Virginia Commission on Youth

 

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2011-12 (Fiscal Year 2012)

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014303.pdf

Provides financial data for all school districts including revenues by source and expenditures by function.  Includes current expenditures per pupil by state and the 100 largest LEAs.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2011-12 (Fiscal Year 2012): First Look

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014301.pdf

Covers totals at the national and state levels for revenues by source and expenditures by function including current expenditures per pupil and instructional expenditures per pupil.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

How Head Start Grantees Set and Use School Readiness Goals: Final Report

Categories: Children,Education,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/2015_12a_school_readiness_goals_final_report_january_2015.pdf

Examines how local grantees set school readiness goals, how they collect and analyze data to measure progress, and how they use data to improve program planning and functioning.  From the Administration for Children and Families of the Health and Human Services Department

 

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