NCES Report Library

Year Month Title Document Type Direct Links to Texts
2020 March Release of Process Data to Researchers Expert Panel Full Text
Executive Summary
2019 October Making NCES Process Data Available Expert Panel Full Text
Executive Summary
2019 March Improving SES Estimators Technical Working Session Full Text
Executive Summary
2018 June Taking a Longitudinal View of Administrative Education Data Expert Panel Full Text
Executive Summary
2018 March Clear Data Descriptions in NCES Reports Expert Panel Full Text
Executive Summary
2018 January Study and Survey Recruitment Planning and Materials Expert Panel Full Text
Executive Summary
2018 January Roundtable on Imputation in Government Surveys Roundtable Full Text
Executive Summary
Individual Slides
2017 January Study Design for Postsecondary Sample Surveys Expert Panel Full Text
Executive Summary
2017 March New Approach for Sampling Education Surveys Expert Panel Full Text
Executive Summary
2016 December Integrity, Independence, and Innovation: The Future of NCES Expert Panel Full Text
2014 August Secure Statistical Analysis of Distributed Data White Paper Full Text
Executive Summary
2012 January Comparable Wage Index Expert Panel Full Text
Executive Summary
2011 March Configuration and Data Integration for Longitudinal Studies Expert Panel Full Text
Executive Summary
2011 February Confidentiality - Data Swapping Expert Panel Full Text
2010 December Emerging Issues in Postsecondary Access and Choice Task Force Full Text
Executive Summary
2009 July Full Population Estimates for NAEP Task Force Full Text
Executive Summary
2008 January Capturing the Conditions and the Impacts of Technology on US K-12 Education Task Force Full Text
Executive Summary
2008 January Effect Size Expert Panel Full Text
Executive Summary
2008 January Non-Response Bias Analysis Expert Panel Full Text
Executive Summary
2008 January Computer Adaptive Testing for Longitudinal Studies Task Force Full Text
Executive Summary
2001 December Disclosure Risk vs. Data Utility: The R-U Confidentiality Map Task Force Full Text
Executive Summary
1999 February Accounting for Missing Data in Educational Surveys Workshop Report Full Text
Executive Summary

 

NCES - NISS Expert Panels and Research Reports:  Education Statistics

Working through the Education Statistics Services Institute-Statistics (ESSI-Stat) and NAEP Education Statistics Services Institute (NESSI), NISS has convened a series of task forces to bring nationwide expertise to bear on problems of importance to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 

Case Study:  Analysis, Exploration and Inference in Large Educational Data Set

Educational policy at the national, state, school district and even school levels depends on the large education data bases that are publicly available, especially those of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Making sure that interpretations of these data are accurate and that the methodology used to report and to draw inferences do so correctly is essential to a solid basis for setting educational policy and standards. Making sure that appropriate methodology is available to the users of these data is critical.