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Redford, Jeremy; Huo, Huade; McQuiggan, Meghan – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The purpose of this report is to describe basic descriptive statistics on barriers to parent-school involvement data that are available using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011). The brief begins by examining the level of parents' involvement in activities in their children's schools and the specific…
Descriptors: Barriers, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Primary Education
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Garrett, Rachel; Davis, Elisabeth; Eisner, Ryan – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2019
Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has witnessed an increase in the number of English learner students in grades K-12 over recent years, with students coming from more diverse backgrounds in race/ethnicity, countries of origin, and native language. This requires more support from the district to meet diverse needs in terms of languages,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Houston Independent School District, 2019
The State Compensatory Education (SCE) program is designed to reduce dropout rates and increase academic performance of students identified as being at-risk of dropping out of school. For this year's evaluation of SCE, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) served as the state assessment measures for grades 3 through 8 and…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, School Districts
Miech, Richard A.; Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E.; Patrick, Megan E. – Institute for Social Research, 2019
Substance use is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality; it is in large part why, among 17 high-income nations, people in the U.S. have the highest probability of dying by age 50. Substance use is also an important contributor to many social ills including child and spousal abuse, violence more generally, theft, suicide, and more;…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Drug Abuse, High School Students, Grade 8
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Bowdon, Jill; Dahlke, Katie; Yang, Rui; Pan, Jingtong; Marcus, Jill; Lemieux, Camille – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2019
At least half of states administer or are developing kindergarten entry assessments. In fall 2017 the Illinois State Board of Education began requiring teachers to report data on every child's skills at kindergarten entry using the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey. State and local stakeholders have asked for more information on the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Public Schools, Test Validity
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Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2019
These are the appendixes for the report "Children's Knowledge and Skills at Kindergarten Entry in Illinois: Results from the First Statewide Administration of the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey." At least half of states administer or are developing kindergarten entry assessments. In fall 2017 the Illinois State Board of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Public Schools, Test Validity
Schulenberg, John E.; Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Miech, Richard A.; Patrick, Megan E. – Institute for Social Research, 2019
This volume presents new 2018 findings from the U.S. national Monitoring the Future (MTF) follow-up study concerning substance use among the nation's college students and adults from ages 19 through 60. The authors report 2018 prevalence estimates on numerous illicit and licit substances, examine how substance use differs across this age span, and…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Drug Abuse, At Risk Persons, Health Behavior