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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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Rakes, Christopher R.; Ronau, Robert N. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
The present study examined the ability of content domain (algebra, geometry, rational number, probability) to classify mathematics misconceptions. The study was conducted with 1,133 students in 53 algebra and geometry classes taught by 17 teachers from three high schools and one middle school across three school districts in a Midwestern state.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Misconceptions
West Virginia Department of Education, 2018
The purpose of the report is to give a review of public education and depict how the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) are addressing the needs of students as they prepare to enter college or the workforce. The report highlights successes achieved during the 2017-2018 school year through the…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Trends, State Boards of Education, Graduation Rate
Hawaii State Department of Education, 2018
This data book profiles noteworthy academic events, trends and outcomes at the state and complex-area level. It includes tables, figures and narrative sections related to demographic, financial and educational performance. Also, comparisons to other states with characteristics similar to Hawaii are provided to illustrate relative progress or…
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Finance, Academic Achievement, Tables (Data)
Cass, Oren – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
America's education system, from kindergarten through the state university, is designed to produce college graduates. Those who stop short of at least a community-college diploma are widely regarded as failures, or at least victims of a failed system. Yet most Americans fall into this category, and current trends offer little hope for improvement.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, College Attendance, Dropouts
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Smith, Mark D. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
History education scholars have recognized the need for test validity research in recent years and have called for empirical studies that explore how to best measure historical thinking processes. The present study was designed to help answer this call and to provide a model that others can adapt to carry this line of research forward. It employed…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Multiple Choice Tests, Cognitive Tests, Protocol Analysis
Education Week, 2018
A broad range of factors go into weighing how well the nation's schools are living up to their responsibility to ensure that students are on track academically and prepared to take their place in a complex, ever-changing society. This third and final installment of "Quality Counts 2018" digs deeply into test scores, high school…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Scores, High School Graduates
Palacios, Moses; Vignola, Eric; Cooper, Natalia; Lyons, Renata; Ison, Ashley; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2018
Over the years, the nation's large urban school districts have consistently learned from the progress of their peer districts across the country. In 2002, the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools (Council) authorized what became known as the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to develop and implement key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Eide, Stephen – Education Next, 2017
In his campaign for Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio positioned himself as the candidate most determined to break with the legacy of the outgoing Michael Bloomberg administration. Voters responded enthusiastically, handing de Blasio a nearly 50-point margin of victory in the November 2013 election. De Blasio, a Democrat, interpreted the win…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Achievement Gap, National Competency Tests, Unions
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Fitchett, Paul G.; Heafner, Tina L.; Lambert, Richard G. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
How and to what extent students learn history content is a complicated process, drawing from the instructional opportunities they experience; the policy prioritization of history/social studies instruction in schools; and their own cultural perspectives toward the past. In an attempt to better understand the complex inter-play among these…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, History Instruction, United States History, Socioeconomic Status
Carter, John Duel – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The social studies data of the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) highlighted some alarming results. These results highlight a trend in the learning of social studies related content within today's secondary schools. Students are mastering and retaining less social studies knowledge while other content areas are slowly…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, High School Students
Scafidi, Benjamin – EdChoice, 2017
In reports released in 2012 (see ED536674) and 2013 (see ED543118), the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice--now EdChoice--showed that American public schools had been on a six-decade staffing surge. That is, between 1950 and 2009, public schools added school personnel at a rate that far exceeded the increases needed to keep up with student…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Teacher Salaries, Reports, Trend Analysis
Kyler, Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Education has undergone a sweeping renovation throughout the last several decades as part of the school accountability movement aimed to increase student success. High school graduation rates are the highest they have been in decades. School accountability measures continue to be implemented and modified with a goal of increasing student success…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, National Competency Tests, Scores, Adolescents
Showalter, Daniel; Klein, Robert; Johnson, Jerry; Hartman, Sara L. – Rural School and Community Trust, 2017
More than one in four of America's public schools are rural, and nearly one in six of the nation's students are in rural areas. Many children and their families in rural America need better and more equitable educational opportunities. This is the main theme of "Why Rural Matters 2015-16: Understanding the Changing Landscape," the eighth…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Public Schools, Equal Education, Rural Education
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