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Ninth-Graders’ Mathematics Coursetaking, Motivations, and Educational Plans

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015990.pdf

Examines what motivates high school students to take math courses and how those motivations vary depending on students’ plans for the year after high school.  Also looks at how students from different socio-economic backgrounds compare in terms of math courses taken and motivation.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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

 

Unemployment Among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Remained Below the National Average in 2013

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14317/nsf14317.pdf

Reports on  the employment levels and unemployment rates of doctoral scientists and engineers including social sciences by field of doctorate, years since earning degree, and race/ethnicity/gender.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Federal Funding for Basic Research at Universities and Colleges Essentially Unchanged in FY2012

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14318/nsf14318.pdf

Annual statistical report which shows that federal funding for basic research at colleges and universities decreased by 0.3% from FY2011 to FY2012.  Presents statistics on basic research funding by source agency and by field of science including medical and social sciences. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

BLS Statistics by Occupation

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

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2014/occupations/

Provides an overview of occupational employment and wages as of May 2013 with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Students Make New Gains on Mathematics SOLs

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

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2014/08_aug27.shtml

Reports results of Virginia school students on math, reading, science, and social science Standards of Learning exams for 2013-14 and compares results to previous two years.  Also provides links to results by state, school division, and individual schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Assessing the Relationship between Education and the Workforce

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/663079.pdf

Examines recent trends in the number of STEM degrees and jobs in STEM fields, the extent to which postsecondary STEM education programs take workforce needs into consideration, and the extent to which K-12 STEM education programs prepare students for postsecondary STEM education.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Foreign Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering Continues to Rise While Overall Graduate Enrollment Remains Flat

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14313/nsf14313.pdf

Records a 1.7% drop in graduate enrollment in science and engineering programs by citizens and permanent residents but a 4.3% increase in foreign graduate enrollment.  Also offers statistics about characteristics of enrollees and fields of enrollment. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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