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Students’ Views of Mathematics, Reading, and Science

Categories: Children,Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Youth

Reports on the opinions of students at various grade levels and in various types of schools about reading, science, and math courses.  The survey was part of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress for students in 4th, 8th, and 12th grades.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


A Description of U.S. Adults Who Are Not Digitally Literate

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

Examines the rate of digital literacy in the U.S. including how this rate varies among demographic and workforce groups, and how the U.S. digital literacy rate compares to the rate in other countries.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


2017 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Assessments: Highlighted Results at Grades 4 and 8 for the Nation, States, and Districts

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Presents an overview of the performance by U.S. students on national reading and math tests.  Scores were up for reading at the 8th grade level and unchanged for other tests.  Includes links for more detailed results on the math and reading assessments.   From the National Center for Education Statistics


Reading Achievement of U.S. Fourth-Grade Students in an International Context

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Compares the achievement of U.S. fourth graders in reading to those in 58 other education systems around the world.  Also focuses on changes in reading achievement since 2001.  Also shows how reading proficiency varies by student background characteristics. From the National Center for Education Statistics


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


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


U.S. Election Assistance Commission Glossary of Terms Database

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Literacy/Reading

Nearly 2,000 terms and phrases used in the administration of U.S. elections.  Features translations into various other languages potentially spoken in the U.S.  From the U.S. Election Assistance Commission


Programs and Services for High School English Learners in Public School Districts: 2015-16: First Look

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

Provides the first nationally representative data on this topic.  Covers instructional approaches, newcomer programs, online or computer-based programs, and services, such as tutoring, designed especially for high school learners.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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