Why Didn’t Students Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? A Detailed Look

This Statistics in Brief builds on prior NCES publications (Chen, Wu, and Tasoff 2010; Ifill 2016) to provide an updated and detailed look at why students or their parents reported that they did not complete the FAFSA. This report uses … Read More

How Principals in Public and Private Schools Used Their Time in 2011-12

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This Statistics in Brief examines the mean percentage of time that principals reported spending on various activities in the 2011–12 school year, both overall and by selected school, staffing, and principal characteristics. Key findings from school year 2011-12 include: (1) … Read More

Instructional Time for Third- and Eighth-Graders in Public and Private Schools: School Year 2011-12

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This Statistics in Brief examines the amount of time that students in grades 3 and 8 spent on different activities in 2011-12 and compares how, if at all, this time varied by activity, school sector, and grade. Based on reporting … Read More

Public Elementary and Secondary School Arts Education Instructors

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Activate Research co-authored “Public Elementary and Secondary School Arts Education Instructors.” This Statistics in Brief uses data from two administrations of the Fast Response Survey System to present findings related to the different types of school staff (e.g., full-time staff, … Read More

The Summer After Kindergarten: Children’s Experiences by Socioeconomic Characteristic

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This Statistics in Brief investigates some factors that may contribute to achievement gaps in the summer after kindergarten, including differences in children’s experiences, such as participation in summer care arrangements, programs, and activities. Specifically, the brief describes students’ summer nonparental … Read More