Which states see the most firearm possession incidents at public elementary and secondary schools? Has the number of bullying incidents increased or decreased in the past 15 years? Are schools prepared to address violent incidents in the event of a school shooting? How has crime on college campuses changed since 2001? Using the Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2015, we answer those questions here—with some surprising results.
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2 May 2016
How involved are parents in their children’s education? Do they attend school activities? Are they satisfied with the school? Is involvement different for parents of students in public or private schools? Using the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012, this infographic answers these questions.
15 Mar 2016
What are children’s attitudes and behaviors toward reading around the world? Do they mimic their parents’? Is there a difference between how much girls read and enjoy reading and how much boys do? These infographics answer those questions and more using the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 survey data of fourth-grade students from 50 education systems around the world.
7 Mar 2016
This Quick Guide provides district and school leaders, teachers, school staff, and other members of the school community with information about how to initiate, implement, and sustain school climate improvements. This guide will help you plan; engage stakeholders; collect, analyze, and report school climate data; identify and implement interventions; and monitor and evaluate your progress.
19 Feb 2016
While research has validated early warning indicators for high school dropout and other educational milestones in many locations, those indicators may vary across contexts. This step-by-step guide was created to help school districts identify and select their own early warning indicators. Included in the guide is a set of templates to document decisions and organize the analysis to identify and select appropriate early warning indicators for your school or district.
9 Jan 2016
How much experience do U.S. public school teachers have? And how often do they move between schools or leave the profession? Using the Schools and Staffing Survey from the National Center for Education Statistics, we answer those questions and more.
30 Nov 2015
California students who had attended Transitional Kindergarten were more advanced than their peers in language, literacy, mathematics and executive function, early results of a study by AIR show, as shown in this infographic.
20 Nov 2015
In 2011, fourth- and eighth-grade students around the world were asked how much they agreed with the statement “I like being in school.” In this infographic, the first in a series, we explore students’ opinions about school—both domestically and internationally.
15 Nov 2015
In an effort to develop a balanced and valid system, states and districts increasingly have moved toward using multiple measures in educator evaluation. This guidance document focuses on the use of teacher peer-evaluation as an alternative measure, including background information, information on its use in teacher evaluation systems, and recommendations, resources and references to support districts in their decision making and implementation of peer evaluation.
15 Nov 2015
In an effort to develop a balanced and valid system, states and districts increasingly have moved toward using multiple measures in educator evaluation. This document provides guidance regarding the use of student surveys, including benefits and limitations of their use, summaries of vendor-developed student surveys and how they have been used in other contexts, and guidance around implementing surveys and using student perception data effectively.