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Appendix SUMMARY OF RELEVANT SURVEYS ADMINISTERED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Most Next Recent Expected Survey Description/ Frequency of How Data Are Data Data and URL Focus Respondents Administration Compiled Collection Collection Baccalaureate Students’ educa- Nationally repre- Cohort surveyed in Data tables avail- 2012 Unknown and Beyond tion and work sentative cohort 2009 (1st year out able; too early for experiences after of students who of college) and in in-depth analysis Longitudinal they complete a obtained a bach- 2012 (3rd year out Study bachelor’s degree; elor’s degree in of college) (B&B:2008) special emphasis 2008 on the experiences of new elemen- http://nces. tary and secondary ed.gov/ teachers surveys/b&b/ Beginning Student persis- Nationally repre- Cohort surveyed in Data tables avail- 2009 Unknown Postsecondary tence in postsec- sentative cohort 2004 (at the end of able; occasional ondary education of students who their 1st academic use in analysis of Students programs, their entered postsec- year), in 2006 (end community col- Longitudinal transition to ondary education of their 3rd aca- leges (including Study (BPS:04) employment, and in 2004 demic year), and 2009, 2008, 2007) demographic char- 2009 (end of their acteristics 6th academic year) http://nces. ed.gov/ surveys/bps/ Civil Rights Information relating Survey of 100 per- Every 2 years Data tables avail- 2011-2012 2013-2014 Data Collection to providing equal cent of schools in able; primarily educational oppor- a representative used by the Office (CRDC) tunity, such as sample of districts of Civil Rights for student enrollment across the country enforcement efforts http://ocrdata. and educational ed.gov/ programs and ser- vices available Common Core of General descrip- State education Annually Used annually in 2011-2012 2012-2013 Data (CCD) tive information on agencies respond reports of state and (most schools and school from their own district finances, recent districts, data on records teacher compen- avail- http://nces. students and staff, sation, and high able for ed.gov/ccd/ and fiscal data school completion release 2008-2009) 50 R02309 Monitoring K–12 STEM Ed-PRF3.indd 50 3/13/13 2:05 PM
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Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education Most Next Recent Expected Survey Description/ Frequency of How Data Are Data Data and URL Focus Respondents Administration Compiled Collection Collection Early Childhood Assessment of Students, parents, Cohort surveyed in Data tables avail- 2012 2013 Longitudinal how childhood, and teachers of a kindergarten (2010- able; occasional parent, school, and nationally repre- 2011), 1st grade analysis of elemen- Study- community factors sentative cohort of (2011-2012), 2nd tary school instruc- Kindergarten affect childhood elementary school grade (2013), 3rd tion, or trends in (ECLS-K:2011) development, students in kinder- grade (2014), 4th racial and ethnic early learning, and garten in 2011 grade (2015), and groups (e.g., 2010, school progress 5th grade (2016) 2007, 2006) http://nces. ed.gov/ecls/ High School When and how Cohort of 9th grade Cohort surveyed in Data tables avail- 2012 col- 2013/2014 Longitudinal students decide students, their 2009 (9th grade), able; too early for lection (end of on secondary parents, math and 2012 (11th grade), in-depth analysis (in 11th secondary Study (HSLS:09) courses, choose science teachers, 2013/2014 (end of grade) educa- among postsecond- school counselors, secondary educa- tion) ary options, and and school admin- tion) and 2015 (2 consider which istrators years after second- career(s) to pursue ary school) National Background Students, teachers Every 2 years for The Nation’s Report 2011 for 2013 for Assessment questionnaires for (including special mathematics, every Card, various stud- math- math- students, teach- and bilingual edu- 4 years for science ies of achievement ematics ematics, of Educational ers, and schools to cation), and princi- gaps, charter and and sci- 2015 for Progress provide contextual pals in grades 4, 8, private schools, ence science (NAEP)– information that and 12 in schools of students with Background explains NAEP a nationally repre- disabilities, and Questionnaires achievement data sentative sample English language in Mathematics learners and Science http://nces.ed. gov/nations reportcard/ 51 R02309 Monitoring K–12 STEM Ed-PRF3.indd 51 3/13/13 2:05 PM
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Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education Most Next Recent Expected Survey Description/ Frequency of How Data Are Data Data and URL Focus Respondents Administration Compiled Collection Collection National Continuing assess- Students in grades Every 2 years The Nation’s Report Under 2014 Assessment ment of what 4, 8, and 12 in Card, various stud- develop- America’s students schools of a nation- ies of achievement ment of Educational know and can do ally representative gaps, charter and Progress in engineering and sample private schools, (NAEP)– technology students with Technology and disabilities, and Engineering English language Literacy learners http://nces.ed. gov/nations reportcard/ National Assessment of how Students, parents, Cohort surveyed in Data tables avail- 2012 Unknown Education achievement, inter- teachers, librar- 2002 (10th grade), in able; occasional est, and aspirations ians, and schools 2004 (12th grade), analysis of high Longitudinal in high school of a nationally rep- in 2006 (2nd year school seniors and Study (ELS:2002) affect outcomes in resentative cohort out of high school), those who drop out higher education of high school stu- and 2012 (8th year (e.g., 2009, 2008) http://nces. and in the work- dents in 10th grade out of high school) force in 2002 ed.gov/ surveys/els2002/ National Early childhood A survey of a rep- Every 2 years (no Regular use in 2012 2014 Household development, resentative sample 2009 data available analysis of adult school choice deci- of households as the survey was education, before- Education sions, parent and across the country designed) and after-school Surveys (NHES) family involvement, activities, and fam- and postsecondary ily involvement in http://nces. planning activities education of school-aged ed.gov/nhes/ children and their families 52 R02309 Monitoring K–12 STEM Ed-PRF3.indd 52 3/13/13 2:05 PM
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Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education Most Next Recent Expected Survey Description/ Frequency of How Data Are Data Data and URL Focus Respondents Administration Compiled Collection Collection Schools and Four interrelated A survey of a rep- Every 4 years Regular use in 2011-2012 2015-2016 Staffing Survey surveys: school, resentative sample analysis of school teacher, principal, of schools across safety, and school (SASS) and school district the country libraries questionnaires http://nces. provide descriptive ed.gov/ data on the context of elementary and surveys/sass/ secondary educa- tion. Topics include teacher demand, teacher and princi- pal characteristics, general conditions in schools, and teacher compen- sation Schools and Principal retention Survey sent to the Every 4 years, in Data tables avail- 2008-2009 2012-2013 Staffing Survey– and mobility principal of every the year following able; occasional school selected for the SASS use in analysis of Principal the previous year’s principal attrition Follow-up SASS Survey (PFS) http://nces. ed.gov/ surveys/sass/ Schools and Teacher retention, Survey sent to the Every 4 years Regular use in 2008-2009 2012-2013 Staffing Survey– teaching status principal of every analysis of teacher and assignments, school selected for attrition and teach- Teacher and information the previous year’s er qualifications Follow-up on decisions to SASS Survey (TFS) change schools http://nces. ed.gov/ surveys/sass/ 53 R02309 Monitoring K–12 STEM Ed-PRF3.indd 53 3/13/13 2:05 PM