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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

 

U.S. Election Assistance Commission Glossary of Terms Database

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Literacy/Reading

https://www.eac.gov/glossary/default.aspx

Nearly 2,000 terms and phrases used in the administration of U.S. elections.  Features translations into various other languages potentially spoken in the U.S.  From the U.S. Election Assistance Commission

 

Programs and Services for High School English Learners in Public School Districts: 2015-16: First Look

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016150.pdf

Provides the first nationally representative data on this topic.  Covers instructional approaches, newcomer programs, online or computer-based programs, and services, such as tutoring, designed especially for high school learners.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Arts Data Profile #11: August 2016: State-Level Estimates of Arts Participation Patterns (2012-2015)

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

https://www.arts.gov/artistic-fields/research-analysis/arts-data-profiles/arts-data-profile-11

Shows for each state the share of adults who attend performing arts events, read literature, or engage in other arts-related activities.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

Arts Data Profile #10: August 2016: Results From the Annual Arts Basic Survey

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

https://www.arts.gov/artistic-fields/research-analysis/arts-data-profiles/arts-data-profile-10

A short form version of the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, which is conducted approximately every five years, this survey shows trends in the share of U.S. adults who attend performing arts events, read literature or engage in other arts-related activities.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

Titles Available for 2017-2018 NEA Big Read Programming

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/2017-18-NEA-Big-Read-Books-revised.pdf

Announces list of 28 titles for community-wide reading programs sponsored by NEA.  The focus is on contemporary books and authors with a wide range of genres.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading at Grade 12

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

http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_g12_2015/#

Reports results of national tests which showed a drop in math scores from 2013 results by the high school seniors.  Shows trend lines, includes a video, and provides links to download data tables.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

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The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading Assessments

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

http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_2015/#?grade=4

Unified site for examining the results of testing of 4th and 8th graders in math and reading by districts, states, and the nation. Reports declines at both levels in math and at the 8th grade level in reading. Also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress

 

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