What We Are Reading: NCLB Waivers, Projection of Ed Stats to 2019, NLTS2, PISA

Looking for new high school-related resources?  Here are some pieces that other organizations have recently released:*  Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Secretary of Education’s Plan to Waive Major ESEA Requirements (Center on Education Policy, September 29, 2011). This document answers some frequently asked questions about the U.S. Secretary of Education’s authority to grant waivers of Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) requirements, including how that process works under current provisions, which requirements can currently be waived, and how often this authority has been used in the past. Projections of Education Statistics to 2019 (National Center for Education Statistics, September 21, 2011). This publication provides projections for key education statistics. It includes statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment and earned degrees conferred expenditures of degree-granting institutions.   The Post-High School Outcomes of Young Adults With Disabilities up to 8 Years After High School: Key Findings From the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) (National Center for Special Education Research, September 20, 2011). This report uses data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 dataset to provide a national picture of post-high school outcomes for students with disabilities. The report describes the experiences and outcomes of young adults with disabilities in postsecondary education, employment, independence, and social domains during their first eight years out of high school.  Average Performance of U.S. Students Relative to International Peers on the Most Recent International Assessments in Reading, Mathematics, and Science: Results from PIRLS 2006, TIMSS 2007, and PISA 2009 (National Center for Education Statistics, September 20, 2011). A summary of the average performance of U.S. students on the most recent international assessments in reading, mathematics, and science at all grade levels and ages assessed is now available on the NCES website.  Common Core State Standards: Progress and Challenges in School Districts' Implementation (Center for Education Policy, September 14, 2011). This report, based on a nationally representative sample of school districts, examines school districts’ perceptions and early implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). *Resource descriptions provided by the sponsoring organization. Note: This blog post was originally authored under the auspices of the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The National High School Center’s blog, High School Matters, which ran until March 2013, provided an objective perspective on the latest research, issues, and events that affected high school improvement. The CCRS Center plans to continue relevant work originally developed under the National High School Center grant. National High School Center blog posts that pertain to CCRS Center issues are included on this website as a resource to our stakeholders.

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