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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


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

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Sudan

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

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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Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology

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 and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


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