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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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


Gender Differences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Interest, Credits Earned, and NAEP Performance in the 12th Grade

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

Describes high school graduates’ attitudes toward STEM courses by gender, credits earned in STEM fields, and their performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress assessments in 2009. From the National Center for Education Statistics


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

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Statistics

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


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