This First Look uses the second wave of data from the ECLS-B, a study of children born in the year 2001. It provides descriptive information about these children when they were about 2 years old, presenting information on selected child and family characteristics.
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This Issue Brief reports the combination of certifications and majors and minors to which secondary-level history students are exposed and how these qualifications vary across schools with differing levels of student poverty, based on data from the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS).
This First Look presents information about the biological fathers of children born in the United States in the year 2001.
As a leader in the adolescent literacy movement, Carnegie Corporation of New York asked AIR to conduct a descriptive study of the Alabama Reading Initiative in secondary schools, essentially to “tell the story” of how the secondary component of the Initiative has fared, especially amid decreased state funding for education in Alabama and the large-scale national and local attention to the needs of beginning readers. The report reflects the results of numerous interviews with students, teachers, school and state administrators, higher education faculty, and members of nonprofit organizations in Alabama.
This Issue Brief uses information from teachers to examine the changes over time from first to third grade in how often young children are exposed to arts education in the general classroom. The brief looks at differences in these characteristics by level of poverty and/or urbanicity of the school.
This report is the second annual synthesis report on the national evaluation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Early College High School Initiative.
This report compares three mathematics assessments conducted in 2003, and aims to provide information useful for interpreting and comparing results from the three assessments, based on an in-depth look at the content of the frameworks and items.
To track the effects of Proposition 227, the California Department of Education commissioned a five-year evaluation of the proposition’s implementation and impact. This summary of the study undertaken by the American Institutes for Research and WestEd highlights the full report’s findings and recommendations.
In 2006, the USAID-funded Malawi Teacher Training Activity (MTTA) created the Mphamvu Kwa Achinyamata (MKA) or “Power to the Youth” clubs, to support USAID efforts at promoting school-based HIV and AIDS prevention education in Malawi. This brochure highlights key aspects of the initiative, and profiles just a few of the many successful club activities underway throughout Malawi.
This Statistics in Brief examines the relationship between six nonschool factors and student achievement in countries that participated in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003. The nonschool factors were: highest level of education attained by either of the students’ parents; the highest occupational status of either of the students’ parents; the number of books that students have access to in the home; whether students speak the native language of the country at home; students’ immigrant status; and students’ family structure.