Data and Information Systems
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 Center for Survey Methods supports the design, collection, analysis, and dissemination of research and statistics on significant social issues for federal and state governments, private firms, universities, institutes, and nonprofit organizations across the country in a variety of social and behavioral science fields.
This article, recently published in Twin Research and Human Genetics, focuses on Project Talent’s unique design that includes twins, siblings of twins, and siblings in other families all nested within schools. Project Talent is a national longitudinal study of about 377,000 students who were in grades 9-12 in 1960.
AIR experts played a key role in producing the latest edition of The Condition of Education 2012, a congressionally mandated annual report that provides a definitive look at developments and trends in U.S. education. Released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this year’s report takes a close look at high schools and how they have changed over the last few decades. The report found that only 16 percent of high school students were employed in 2010, compared to 32 percent in 1990.
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