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Bozick, Robert; Ingels, Steven J. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2008
Recent research shows that U.S. 15-year-olds are behind their international counterparts in problem solving and mathematics literacy, ranking 24th of 29 nations (Lemke et al. 2004). Therefore, a key concern among policymakers and educators is improving the quantitative and analytical skills of American youth, who face job prospects in an economy…
Descriptors: High School Students, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Course Selection (Students)
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Horn, Laura; Nevill, Stephanie; Griffith, James – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This report is the fifth in a series of reports that provide a statistical snapshot of the undergraduate population. The reports accompany the newly released data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), and each one includes a focused analysis on a particular topic. This report focuses on community college students, who…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Enrollment Trends, Undergraduate Students, Low Income
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Wine, Jennifer S.; Cominole, Melissa B.; Wheeless, Sara; Dudley, Kristin; Franklin, Jeff – National Center for Education Statistics, 2005
This report describes the procedures and results of the full-scale implementation of the B&B:93/03 study. Students who earned a bachelor's degree in 1992-93 were first interviewed in 1993 and then subsequently in 1994 and 1997. This is the final follow-up interview of the B&B:93 cohort, 10 years following completion of the bachelor's…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Graduate Surveys, Research Methodology, Outcomes of Education