Surveys and Statistics
AIR’s technical experts help develop high-quality, large-scale databases for our clients. AIR experts contribute to the development of statistics about education that inform the discussion, debate and planning of decision-makers at national, state, and local levels.
Our work includes survey and assessment design, the development of questionnaires and test items, incentive and informational materials, data editing and imputation specifications and data products.
We monitor field operations; conduct data quality reviews, bias analyses and disclosure risk analyses; analyze data; and produce statistical reports. We facilitate communication among statisticians, survey methodologists, practitioners, policy analysts, researchers, and the public.
AIR develops the visual display of data through dashboards, report cards, and other means of integrating data, making it easier to understand and use.
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The National Assessment of Educational Progress is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. This paper describes a feasibility study to determine whether measurement at the lower end of the student distribution, including measurement for students with disabilities and English language learners, could be improved by introducing “accessible” blocks aligned within the NAEP content frameworks.
This paper documents research into the validity of imputation procedures used to calculate NAEP scores for excluded students and provide adjusted or full population estimates (FPEs) for NAEP assessments. The research used data from two special inclusion studies conducted in conjunction with the 2011 NAEP Mathematics Assessment in which operationally excluded students were assessed by offering them either a calculator accommodation or a test booklet made up of Knowledge and Skill Appropriate blocks that were easier than standard NAEP blocks.
AIR supports the Postsecondary, Adult, and Career Education Division (PACE) program in measuring participation in education and training for work, and in quantifying the outcomes of postsecondary education and student indebtedness.
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