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NCES Releases Student Reports of Bullying: Results From the 2022 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. (February 29, 2024)
This report presents national-level estimates of bullying among students in grades 6–12 in U.S. public and private schools. The tables included in the report present detailed information on what bullying looks like, its effects on student health and academic performance, and related aspects of school crime and safety. Approximately 19 percent of students ages 12–18 in grades 6–12 reported being bullied during school, including 17 percent of males and 22 percent of females. Bullying was reported by approximately 26 percent of middle school students and by 16 percent of high school students. Approximately 20 percent of all students who were bullied reported negative effects on their schoolwork, and 44 percent reported notifying an adult of the bullying.

IES releases new report on federal efforts to build evidence through high-quality grantee evaluations  (February 27, 2024)
Finding and expanding the use of innovative educational strategies that work is important to help improve student learning and close equity gaps nationwide. The Investing in Innovation Fund was a key grant program explicitly focused on these goals. This report provides an assessment of the quality and findings of the grantee evaluations required by the program.

We want your feedback on a draft ERIC Selection Policy! (February 27, 2024)
ERIC has released a draft revised selection policy and is seeking feedback from the community on the proposed changes. Access the draft policy, read a blog explaining the rationale for these changes, and watch a recorded webinar explaining changes.

School Pulse Panel U.S. Outlying Area Data: December 2023 Results from NCES  (February 21, 2024)
The December 2023 School Pulse Panel (SPP) U.S. Outlying Area data release provides information on school facilities, teacher planning time, instructional coaches, and family engagement strategies during the 2023-24 school year, as reported by school staff in public schools in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Nearly One Third of Public Schools Have One or More Portable Buildings in Use at Their School. (February 15, 2024)
The December 2023 School Pulse Panel (SPP) release provides information on public school facilities and topics related to learning recovery, including teacher planning time, the availability of instructional coaches, and parental engagement strategies schools are using during the 2023-24 school year, as reported by school staff in U.S. public schools.

From the IES Director: Statistically Significant Doesn’t Mean Meaningful (February 13, 2024)
In a new blog, IES Director Mark Schneider and guest Brian Gill discuss how Bayesian statistics can help us better understand recent NAEP results while moving the field away from the p<.05 bright line that leads to misinterpretations of the data.

2022-2023 Long-Term Trend Reading and Mathematics Assessment at Age 9 and 13 (February 7, 2024)
This report presents the results of the NAEP long-term trend assessments in reading and mathematics administered during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years to nationally representative samples of 9- and 13-year-old students.

2022-23 Common Core of Data (CCD) Universe Files, Version 1a (February 5, 2024)
These files are the product of the CCD data collection for the 2022–23 school year. Data are reported at state, district, and school levels and include staff full-time equivalent by professional category, as well as student membership disaggregated by grade, race/ethnicity, and sex. Also included are school-level counts of students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch. Along with the data files, four web tables summarizing select CCD data elements including the number and status of schools and local education agencies, as well as several CCD indicators by state, are also available.

IES Announces FY 2024 Transformative Research in the Education Sciences Grants (February 1, 2024)
IES and the National Center for Education Research (NCER) announce three new grants under the Transformative Research in the Education Sciences Grants program (84.305T).