Educating Nevada Data and Resources

Educating Nevada

Quality Counts 2016

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Education Week’s Quality Counts tracks key indicators and grades the states on their performance and outcomes. The 2016 edition examines how new state and federal strategies are transforming the assessment of school performance and reshaping the consequences for poor results.

Nevada Report Card

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This site is maintained by the Nevada Department of Education and provides downloadable school and district information on topics such as demographics, graduation rates, state assessment results, and fiscal information. It also includes historical accountability information from 2004 through 2012.

Nevada School Performance Framework

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This site is maintained by the Nevada Department of Education and provides rankings under the Nevada School Performance Framework (1 star to 5 stars). The site includes downloadable data by school on the measures that comprise the Framework.

2015 Nevada Education Data Book

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The Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau provides a comprehensive compilation of data on education.

The Nevada Plan for School Finance: An Overview (2015)

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The Fiscal Division of the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau provides an overview of how schools are financed in Nevada.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (2015)

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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessed 4th and 8th grade students in reading and math every two years. Results are available for each state and can be disaggregated by race, socioeconomic status, disability, and English Language Learner status.

ACT Results: 2015

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The ACT releases data annually on the college and career readiness of test takers in each state. The report provides data on academic achievement, opportunities for growth and student aspirations. While only 40 percent of 2015 graduates took the ACT, all Nevada 11th grade students are now required to take the ACT (effective in 2014-15).

2015 Kids Count Data Book

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The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the 2015 report ranks states on overall child well-being and in four domains: (1) economic well-being, (2) education, (3) health, and (4) family and community. For 2015, the three highest-ranked states for child well-being were Minnesota, New Hampshire and Massachusetts; the three lowest-ranked were Louisiana, New Mexico and Mississippi.

National Center for Education Statistics- Digest of Education Statistics

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The National Center for Education Statistics, operated by the Department of Education, analyzes public school expenditures and revenue in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Online Charter School Study

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The Center for Research on Educational Outcomes (CREDO) released a report on the academic impact of online charter schools. The report found that students in online charter schools had significantly weaker academic performance in math and reading, compared with their counterparts in conventional schools. Find out how Nevada compares to other states.

The State of the Charter School Movement

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Bellwether Education Partners provides a comprehensive review of the charter school movement across the United States, discusses recent accomplishments, and details opportunities and challenges going forward.

The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth About our Quest for Teacher Development

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This report from TNTP concludes that large investments in professional development for teachers have produced limited results. The report offers a new framework for how to think about teacher development.

Cracking the Code on STEM: A People’s Strategy for Nevada’s Economy

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This study by the Brookings Institute provides a new assessment of Nevada’s STEM economy and labor market as well as a review of actions that leaders throughout the state can take to develop a workforce capable of supporting continued growth through economic diversification.

The Hidden Stem Economy

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This study by the Brookings Institute finds that 20 percent of all job require a high level of knowledge in any one STEM field, half of all STEM jobs are available to workers without a four-year college degree, and STEM jobs that require at least a bachelor’s degree are highly clustered in certain metropolitan areas, while sub-bachelor’s STEM jobs are prevalent in every large metropolitan area.

Stem Vital Signs

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stemThis report by Change the Equation was done in collaboration with the American Institutes for Research. It provides a comprehensive picture of STEM in each state, including the demand for and supply of STEM skills, what states expect of students, students’ access to learning opportunities, and the resources schools and teachers have to do their work.

2013-2014 NSHE Remedial Placement and Enrollment Report

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NSHE is changing the way remedial rates are reported in an effort to provide a more accurate picture of the extent to which NSHE students need remediation. Past reports focused on enrollment of recent high school graduates in remedial courses immediately following graduation from high school (summer and fall semesters only). The current report changes this methodology by reporting placement rates into coursework that is less than college level. The report finds a system-wide remediation placement rate for the 2013-14 academic year (summer, fall, and spring) of 55.57 percent. The enrollment rate using the old methodology was 27.8 percent.

Nevada: Math key to finishing college Las Vegas Review Journal, July 16, 2014

Online learning, career prep gain popularity for high school students Las Vegas Review Journal, August 20, 2013

Can your child’s after-school program lead to a STEM career? Las Vegas Review Journal, August 1, 2013

Opportunities for students to pursue challenging and exciting careers in STEM subjects Las Vegas Review Journal, July 10, 2013

Driving student interest in STEM subjects helps foster innovation for the future Las Vegas Review Journal, December 7, 2012

We need to encourage more students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math US News and World Report June 15, 2012