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Project Title:

Developing Indicators of Educational Equity
PIN: DBASSE-BOTA-14-01        

Major Unit:

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit: Committee on National Statistics

RSO: Citro, Connie

Subject/Focus Area: Education

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee will develop a set of indicators around equity in educational outcomes and relevant inputs for pre-K through the transition to post-secondary education. To develop the indicators, the committee will examine existing indicator systems in education and child well-being. The committee will review a wide range of research related to these systems and the types of outcomes that are important for the education system to achieve (e.g., readiness for the next level of schooling, opportunities to learn, academic performance, persistence, and engagement). The committee will also examine research on school and non-school inputs that are related to those outcomes, the extent of inequality in these inputs and outcomes, and interventions that have been shown to improve outcomes. The committee will prepare a report that: 

presents the indicators that it recommends for use in education; 
uses the available data on those indicators to describe the nation's status in terms of improving such outcomes as achievement, graduation rates, college and career readiness, and postsecondary educational attainment for students whose characteristics or circumstances put them at risk of school failure; 
highlights potentially promising points of intervention for policymakers;  
identifies gaps in existing data and research; and 
identifies future directions for monitoring and improving progress on the indicators, including the major considerations in developing such a system and sustaining it over time.

Project Duration: 30 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 04/20/2017
 Meeting 2 - 10/02/2017
 Meeting 3 - 01/29/2018


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