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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

(education     headlines     literacy/reading     mathematics     statistics     tests/assessments)

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

 

Students Make Across-the-Board Gains on SOLs

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

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2015/08_aug11.shtml

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

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2015046.pdf

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15326/pdf/nsf15326.pdf

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

 

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