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Findings From the Second-Grade Rounds of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015077.pdf

Provides a first look at the overall second-grade achievement of students who were attending kindergarten for the first time in 2010-11.  Shows reading, science, and math scores both overall and by selected child and family characteristics. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums,Literacy/Reading

http://www.loc.gov/collections/archive-of-recorded-poetry-and-literature/about-this-collection/

Listen to recorded readings of famed writers such as Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gwendolyn Brooks.  Contains nearly 2,000 recordings dating back to the 1940s.  From the Library of Congress

 

Vocabulary Results from the 2013 NAEP Reading Assessment

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

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2015016.pdf

Presents results on the vocabulary component  of the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress reading assessment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

A Decade of Arts Engagement: Findings from the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, 2002-2012

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/2012-sppa-jan2015-rev.pdf

Analyzes findings across several modes of arts participation (attending visual and performing arts events, reading literature, creating/performing art, and learning about arts) to show how many American adults (and their backgrounds) have participated in art through the 2002-2012 decade.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Ensure English Learner Students Have Equal Access to High-Quality Education

Categories: Education,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Literacy/Reading

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-departments-education-and-justice-release-joint-guidance-ensure-english-learn

Agency press release regarding executive branch guidance to states and school districts of their obligations under federal law to ensure that students learning English have equal access to a high-quality education.   Offers links to further resources.  From the Department of Educationn

 

A Child’s Day: Living Arrangements, Nativity, and Family Transitions: 2011 (Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being)

Categories: Children,Education,Literacy/Reading,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p70-139.pdf

Measures of well-being include school performance, family reading practices, shared meal times, television rules, and extracurricular activities.  From the Census Bureau

 

Findings from the First-Grade Rounds of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11: First Look

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Marriage/Family,Mathematics,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015019.pdf

Provides a snapshot of children who were in kindergarten in the 2010-11 school year and advanced to first grade in the following year.  Includes information on child and family characteristics and student achievement in reading, math, and science in the first grade.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide

Categories: Literacy/Reading,United Nations

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002196/219667e.pdf

A compendium of resources on language, lifelong learning, and information literacy organized by languages.  From UNESCO

 

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