School & District Management States Raise 'Proficient' Bar on Tests in Last 10 Years, Study Finds
Most states have raised their expectations for what constitutes proficiency on state math and reading tests in the last decade, according to a new study.
Early Childhood How Children's Socioeconomic Differences Play Out Over Summer Break
A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows how access to summer activities differs for students based on their socioeconomic status.
Assessment What 150 Years of Education Statistics Say About Schools Today
Even before there was a federal education department, there was a federal education statistics agency. The National Center for Education Statistics turns 150 this year and a look at its studies over those years shows just how much American schooling has grown and changed.
School & District Management Income Segregation in Schools Found to Rise by 40 Percent Since 1990
Segregation among students in public schools based on race has been a persistent and growing concern and, now, statistics show that income segregation may be growing as well.
Federal Feds Look to Ease Burden for Civil Rights Reporting
The National Center on Education Statistics is preparing to roll out new civil rights data.
Student Achievement Children of the Recession Moving to Higher Education
The National Center for Education Statistics tracks how students who started high school in 2009 have fared in the years since.
Student Achievement How Do We Understand Poverty Without Relying on Federal Free-Meal Statistics?
A new federal guide offers school officials and researchers ways to structure new measures of students' socioeconomic status.
Reading & Literacy Study Eyes 4th Graders' Readiness for Writing Tests on Computer
Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, according to a pilot study released by the National Center for Education Statistics.