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April 2006

What's New

IPEDS State Tables 2003 Now Available

The 2003 IPEDS tables have been added to the DAS (Data Analysis System) Tables Library. The tables provide state-level aggregate data on postsecondary institutions for all 50 states in areas including: percentage distribution of Title IV institutions; price information; degrees conferred; certificates conferred; employees, faculty, and graduate assistants; enrollment; financial aid; graduation and transfer rates; and revenue and expenses. IPEDS, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, is a single, comprehensive system designed to encompass all institutions and educational organizations whose primary purpose is to provide postsecondary education.

2nd IEA International Research Conference—Call for Papers

On November 9–11 in Washington, DC, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and the Brookings Institution will host a research conference focused on greater understanding of the many roles that education plays in the development of nations and in shaping individuals. Individual paper proposals that use any of the IEA international assessment datasets, including Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), are welcome. Deadline for proposals is May 31.

Finance Longitudinal Data Tool Now Available

Interested in comparing the finances of school districts longitudinally? Try out the searchable data tool on the Education Finance Statistics Center (EDFIN) website. The Longitudinal Data Tool allows comparisons of fiscal and nonfiscal school district data over time from 1989-90 to 1999-2000. The Peer Search Tool allows comparisons of the finances of school districts with their peers based on the latest available fiscal data.