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August 2022 Update to COVID-19 Dashboards Focuses on Data Related to Community Partnerships, Technology/Digital Literacy, and Hiring Processes During the 202223 School Year  (September 27, 2022)
The August 2022 update provides information from the School Pulse Panel (SPP) on community partnerships, technology/digital literacy, and hiring processes, as reported by school leaders in U.S. public schools.

A look at postsecondary enrollment and employment outcomes for students earning alternative high school credentials (September 27, 2022)
This Statistics in Brief uses data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), a national study of more than 23,000 ninth-graders in 2009. Students were surveyed in high school and again in 2016. Differences in postsecondary enrollment and employment outcomes are reported by high school completion type.

County estimates for U.S. adults' literacy and numeracy skills vary by age and education (September 26, 2022)
Using the three rounds of U.S. PIAAC data (in 2012, 2014 and 2017) as well as the data from the American Community Survey, this report presents the small area estimation methodology used to produce the estimates of various adults (16-74 years old) proficiency levels in literacy and numeracy skills for certain age and education groups in each county in the United States and the District of Columbia.

A model-based allocation approach was developed using the previously released model-based county-level, state-level, and state-by-group-level estimates. The newly derived model-based estimates can facilitate county adult education departments to plan interventions, allocate scarce resources and provide information to the general public, especially targeting interventions for age and education groups.

Personal and Professional Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among 2015-16 Bachelor's Degree Earners 4 Years After Graduation (September 26, 2022)
Recently released report presents the experiences of 2015–16 bachelor's degree earners during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 4 years after graduation. Findings include professional and personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, federal student loan repayment, employment status and characteristics, changes to work arrangements, and unemployment compensation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employment Outcomes and Financial Well-Being Among 2015-16 Bachelor's Degree Earners 4 Years After Graduation (September 26, 2022)
Recently released report presents outcomes of 2015–16 bachelor's degree earners 4 years after graduation. Outcomes include 2020 enrollment and employment status, federal student loan debt and repayment, earnings and other job characteristics, financial well-being, and teaching status.

IES Announces new R&D Center Competition on Supporting Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education  (September 22, 2022)
NCSER released a FY 2023 funding announcement for a new R&D Center on Supporting Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education.

IES Announces the Establishment of Three Research Networks to Address Instructional and Learning Loss During the COVID-19 Pandemic  (September 22, 2022)
NCER is excited to announce new grant awards to create three new networks addressing learning setbacks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Submissions Close September 30 for the IES Learning Acceleration Challenges (September 20, 2022)
Submissions are closing soon for the IES Learning Acceleration Challenges.

The Methodology Behind the Split-Sample Administration of the 2019 School Crime Supplement (September 14, 2022)
This survey documentation includes a review of the development of the 2019 SCS questionnaire, the methodology developed for the split-half administration, and the initial results from the 2019 SCS split-half experiment including analysis of extracurricular school sponsored activities, availability of drugs at school, bullying rates and components, and the presence of gangs at school.

NCSER Awards Additional FY 2022 Grants Across Two Competitions (September 13, 2022)
NCSER awards three additional FY 2022 grants in methods training and pandemic recovery in special education for a total additional investment of over $6 million.

From the IES Director: Addressing the COVID Learning Crisis (September 13, 2022)
In a new blog, Director Mark Schneider outlines the actions IES is taking—including two Learning Acceleration Challenges—to address gaps in student achievement exacerbated by COVID-19.

Attend the IES Learning Acceleration Challenges Office Hours (September 7, 2022)
Register for the upcoming office hours to learn more about the IES Learning Acceleration Challenges for identifying and testing interventions to improve math and science achievement.

From the IES Director: Downward Trends: Pre- and Post-pandemic NAEP Results (September 1, 2022)
In a new blog, Director Mark Schneider discusses the results of the NAEP Long Term Trend assessment for 9-year-old students, which provides a nationally representative sample of student performance pre- and post-pandemic.

August Blogs from NCER and NCSER  (September 1, 2022)
NCER and NCSER recently published blogs that cover several topics in education.

2022 Long-Term Trend Reading and Mathematics Age 9 Highlights Report (September 1, 2022)
This report describes selected results from the age 9 2022 long-term trend (LTT) reading and mathematics assessments.

Effects of Reclassifying English Learner Students on Student Achievement in New Mexico (September 1, 2022)
REL Southwest examined the effect reclassifying English learner students in grades 3-8 on English language arts and math achievement to understand whether the current reclassification criterion appropriately identifies New Mexico students who have reached English proficiency.