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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Women in STEM: 2017 Update

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

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

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


2015 Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities

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

Annual report on individuals who receive research doctoral degrees from U.S. universities.  Covers characteristics of students who earn doctorates, fields of study, sources of financial support, time required to attain degree, and the employment outcomes including salary.  Also hs special coverage on international students who intend to stay in the U.S.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Digital Resources for STEM Educators and Recommendations for Cyberlearning Initiatives

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology

An evaluation of the merit of the National Science Digital Library/Distributed Learning (NSDL) Program, which was launched by the National Science Foundation in 2000 to support the development of resources for teachers and learners in STEM fields of education.  From Rand Corporation

S.960 – Preserving Data in Government Act of 2017

Doctorate Recipients From U.S. Colleges and Universities: Data Tables 2015

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

Offers a series of 72 data tables on institutions, recipients, fields of study, sources of financial support, and post-graduate commitments.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Science, Reading, and Mathematics Literacy in an International Context: First Look at PISA 2015

Categories: Education,Headlines,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Tests/Assessments

Provides international comparisons (72 country participants) of student performance in three major areas including average scores, gaps between the highest and lowest scoring students, percentage of those reaching proficiency levels, and trends in U.S. student performance in the three subjects over time.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and OECD


Highlights from TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced 2015

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

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

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


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