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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

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

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


Efficiency and Effectiveness of K-12 Spending: 2015

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Virginia relies more on localities to fund K-12 education than other states, while Virginia students score above national and Southeast region averages on reading and math tests. From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Students Make Across-the-Board Gains on SOLs

Categories: Education,Language,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

Reports on outcome of 2014-15 Standards of Learning  tests in English, mathematics, history, and science in Virginia schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education


Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: Results from the 2013 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments

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

Differing state standards make it difficult to measure student achievement at the national level.  This report presents the results of a method for blending state standards with those of the National Assessment of Educational Progress for measuring reading and math proficiency.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Science and Engineering Degrees: 1966-2012: Detailed Statistical Tables

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

Statistical tables on science and engineering degrees earned at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels by field of study and by sex.   Also covers psychology and social sciences.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


High School Longitudinal Study of 2009:… 2013 Update and High School Transcript Study: A First Look at Fall 2009 Ninth-Graders in 2013

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

Follows student paths from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce.  Includes focus on paths into and out of STEM fields of study and careers.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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

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


Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities 2013

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

Describes trends in the attainment of doctorate degrees including characteristics of those who earn them, fields of study, postgraduation trends, and time/expense required.  From the National Science Foundation


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