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Students’ Views of Mathematics, Reading, and Science

Categories: Children,Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Youth

https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/sq_students_views_2015/

Reports on the opinions of students at various grade levels and in various types of schools about reading, science, and math courses.  The survey was part of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress for students in 4th, 8th, and 12th grades.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Integration of the Humanities and the Arts with the Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology

https://www.nap.edu/login.php?record_id=24988&page=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nap.edu%2Fdownload%2F24988

Examines a trend in higher education to bring together the knowledge and types of inquiry from different disciplines within a single course or program of study.  Requires the creation of a free account.  From the National Academies Press

 

2017 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Assessments: Highlighted Results at Grades 4 and 8 for the Nation, States, and Districts

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

https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2018037

Presents an overview of the performance by U.S. students on national reading and math tests.  Scores were up for reading at the 8th grade level and unchanged for other tests.  Includes links for more detailed results on the math and reading assessments.   From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Survey of Doctorate Recipients: Survey Year 2015

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/doctoratework/2015/

Offers a list of statistical tables with details about doctorate recipients by field of study, employment characteristics, demographic characteristics, occupation, mean annual salary,  and more.  Includes social sciences and medical fields.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, Fall 2016

Categories: Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/gradpostdoc/2016/

Includes 55 data tables on graduate students in STEM fields by field and gender.  Also includes tables on enrollment by state and institution, on citizenship, ethnicity and race, and on institutional rankings.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Beginning College Students Who Change Their Majors Within 3 Years of Enrollment

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018434.pdf

Examines the rate at which students change majors and how it varies depending on degree program and field of study.  Math and natural sciences majors were the most likely to change after their initial declaration.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Women in STEM: 2017 Update

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

http://www.esa.gov/sites/default/files/women-in-stem-2017-update.pdf

Reports on the lagging participation of female workers in science, technology, engineering and math fields.  Finds that women filled 47% of all U.S. jobs in 2015 but only 24% of STEM jobs.  From the Economics and Statistics Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Adult Education Attainment and Assessment Scores: A Cross-National Comparison

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018007.pdf

Highlights differences between several countries in the average literacy and numeracy scores for adults at different levels of education attainment.  It also compares gaps in scores between adults of higher and lower education attainment across participating countries.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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