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NAEP Science 2015 State Snapshot Reports

Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the NAEP 2015 Science assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. The reports in this series provide bulleted text describing overall student results, bar charts showing NAEP achievement levels for selected years in which the state participated, and tables displaying results by gender, race/ethnicity, and eligibility for free/reduced-price lunch. In addition, bulleted text describes the trends in average scale score gaps by gender, race/ethnicity, and eligibility for free/reduced-price lunch. A map comparing the average score in 2015 to other states/jurisdictions is also displayed. » More info


New brief guides school and district leaders in interpreting study results that find a program to have "no effects"

This brief discusses factors that may contribute to a finding of no effects and provides questions a reader can ask to help them make sense of such findings. » More info


New report examines low-income students' access to effective teachers in 26 districts

A new report looks at whether low-income students are taught by less effective teachers than high-income students in 26 districts. It also describes how the hiring of teachers and their subsequent movement into and out of schools could affect low-income students' access to effective teachers. » More info

The Work of IES

Watch a short video on how IES is supporting the development and use of independent education research, evaluation, and statistics.

Standards and Review

The Standards and Review Office (SRO) is responsible for two primary activities: the review of IES reports and the peer review process for the grant applications.

Featured Publications

Teacher reading to and taking questions from a group of young studentsEducator’s Practice Guide to Support Reading For Understanding, K-3

This new What Works Clearinghouse guide has research-based recommendations for improving early grades reading and ideas and tips for implementation in the classroom.

Guide to Education Data Privacy

This free resource for states and districts was developed by practitioners in the field through the National Forum on Education Statistics. It is designed to assist school staff in protecting the confidentiality of student data.

Latest Posts from the IES Blog

NAEP 2015 Results: Technology and Engineering Literacy

Little schoolgirl smiling while using digital tablet at desk in classroomSee results from the first Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment.

Visit the TEL results page.