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Williams-Wyche, Shaun; Fergus, Meredith – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2018
In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature enacted a state postsecondary educational attainment goal: 70 percent of Minnesota adults (age 25 to 44) will have attained a postsecondary certificate or degree by 2025 ("Minnesota Laws 2015 Chapter 69, Article 3, Section 6"). The law also sets 70 percent attainment goals for all races/ethnicities. To…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Klumpp, Matthias – Education Sciences, 2018
An increasing effort has been put into dealing with the question of time-series analysis regarding institutional efficiency, including in the area of higher education. Universities are important institutions for economies and societies and are expected to provide excellence as well as efficiency in their processes and outputs. This is reflected in…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Universities, Data Analysis, Achievement Rating
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Wolf, Patrick J.; Lasserre-Cortez, Shannon – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the number of charter schools in New Orleans has rapidly expanded. During the 2012/13 school year--the period covered by this study--of the 85 public schools in New Orleans, 75 were chartered, enrolling more than 84 percent of all public school students in the city in 92 different school campuses. This study…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Value Added Models
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Cornman, Stephen Q.; Zhou, Lei; Howell, Malia R.; Young, Jumaane – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This First Look report introduces new data for national and state-level public elementary and secondary revenues and expenditures for fiscal year (FY) 2015. Specifically, this report includes the following school finance data: (1) revenue and expenditure totals; (2) revenues by source; (3) expenditures by function and object; (4) current…
Descriptors: Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Income, Expenditures
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Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Mann, Farrah B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions. This "First Look" is a revised version of the preliminary report released on July 18, 2017. It includes fully edited and…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, School Statistics, School Surveys, Institutional Characteristics
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Oymak, Ceylan – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
As they think about their future, high school students can face a wide range of education and career choices. How do they choose? Who helps young people make their educational and career choices? In particular, to what extent do schools help students with these decisions? Given the importance of education and career decisions for life success,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Career Choice, Influences
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Mihaly, Kata; Schwartz, Heather L.; Opper, Isaac M.; Grimm, Geoffrey; Rodriguez, Luis; Mariano, Louis T. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
Most states' teacher evaluation systems have changed substantially in the past decade. New evaluation systems typically require school leaders to observe teachers' classrooms two to three times a school year instead of once (Doherty & Jacobs, 2015). The feedback that school leaders provide to teachers after these observations is a key but…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Feedback (Response), Conferences (Gatherings), Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Wolf, Patrick J.; Lasserre-Cortez, Shannon – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
Charter schools are public schools authorized to operate with some independence from district or state public school regulations, while still being held accountable for student outcomes. Like traditional schools operated by school districts, charter schools are free and are intended to be open to all students who desire to attend. This study…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Traditional Schools, Special Education
Stoneberg, Bert D. – Online Submission, 2018
Idaho uses the English Language Arts and Mathematics tests from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) for the Idaho Standard Achievement Tests. ISAT results have been reported almost exclusively as "percent proficient or above" statistics (i.e., the percentage of Idaho students who performed at the "A" level). This…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Mathematics, Standardized Tests, State Standards
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Radwin, David; Conzelmann, Johnathan G.; Nunnery, Annaliza; Lacy, T. Austin; Wu, Joanna; Lew, Stephen; Wine, Jennifer; Siegel, Peter – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This First Look report presents selected findings about student financial aid during the 2015-16 academic year. These findings are based on data from the 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16), a nationally representative sample survey of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled any time between July 1, 2015, and June 30,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Paying for College
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Radford, Alexandria Walton; Fritch, Laura Burns; Leu, Katherine; Duprey, Michael – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report presents selected findings from the second follow-up of the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). HSLS:09 follows a nationally representative sample of students who were ninth-graders in fall 2009 from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce. Key research topics for HSLS:09 include secondary to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 9, Cohort Analysis
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Cornman, Stephen Q.; Zhou, Lei; Ampadu, Osei; D'Antonio, Laura; Gromos, David; Wheeler, Stephen – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report presents school-level finance data on expenditures by function from the School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS). The SLFS is an extension of two existing collections being conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in collaboration with the Census Bureau: the School District Finance Survey (F-33) and the state-level…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Data Collection, Feasibility Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
Marini, Jessica; Shaw, Emily; Young, Linda; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2018
This study investigated differences in college grading practices (first-year grade point average and course grades) by student and institutional characteristics and by academic discipline to inform and improve our understanding and use as among the most commonly employed criteria in validity and college readiness research. In addition, trends in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Grading, College Students, Student Characteristics
Wyatt, Jeff; Jagesic, Sanja; Godfrey, Kelly – College Board, 2018
The Advanced Placement® (AP®) Program offers high school students the opportunity to take rigorous coursework in high school and receive college credit for AP Exam scores that meet or exceed the requirements of their attending institution. Students receiving AP credit are typically exempted from an introductory level course or series of courses…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, Scores, College Credits
Friedman-Krauss, Allison H.; Barnett, W. Steven; Weisenfeld, G. G.; Kasmin, Richard; DiCrecchio, Nicole; Horowitz, Michelle – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2018
"The State of Preschool 2017" is the 15th edition of the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) annual report tracking state-funded preschool access, resources, and quality. Since 2002, many states have made progress, a few have fallen behind, and a handful have emerged as leaders. As a result, disparities in access to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
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