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Highlights from TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced 2015

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

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017002_timss_2015_results.pdf

Reports on the results of tests of math and science achievement of U.S. students in Grades 4 and 8 and in advanced courses at the end of high school in an international context.  Reveals scores and trends since 1995 for U.S. students and identifies other nations participating in the exams.  TIMSS = Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Homeschooling in the United States: 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Mathematics,Religion/Ethics,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016096.pdf

Provides estimates of the number and percentages of homeschooled students in the U.S. in 2012 and compares the results with 1999, 2003, and 2007 estimates.  Also presents demographic characteristics of such students, reasons given by parents for choosing homeschooling, parent reports on curriculum sources, and math/science subjects. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Student Self-Assessment of Math and Science Ability in High School

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Sudan

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016164.pdf

Presents student self-assessments of their ability to do science and math work at two points (9th and 11th grades) in their high school careers.  Results are presented by sex.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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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STEMGradStudents.science.gov

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology

http://stemgradstudents.science.gov/

Subtitled: Your gateway to federal opportunities for graduate students.  Identifies education and training opportunities in the federal government for graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.  From Science.gov and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

 

STEMUndergrads.science.gov

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology

http://stemundergrads.science.gov/

Subtitled: Your gateway to federal opportunities for undergraduate students.  Identifies education and training opportunities in the federal government for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.  From Science.gov and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

 

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

 

Efficiency and Effectiveness of K-12 Spending: 2015

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

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt472.pdf

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

 

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