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Improving Motor Carrier Safety Measurement  (CNSTAT)
2017

Every year roughly 100,000 fatal and injury crashes occur in the United States involving large trucks and buses. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the U.S. Department of... Read more


The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration  (CNSTAT)
2017

The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration finds that the long-term impact of immigration on the wages and employment of native-born workers overall is very small, and that any negative... Read more


The Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities: A Report for the National Science Foundation  
2017

Nearly every major challenge the United States faces—from alleviating unemployment to protecting itself from terrorism—requires understanding the causes and consequences of people’s behavior. Even... Read more


Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide  (BECS)
2017

The social cost of carbon (SC-CO2) is an economic metric intended to provide a comprehensive estimate of the net damages - that is, the monetized value of the net impacts, both negative and positive -... Read more


Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities  (BOSE,BLS)
2017

Undergraduate research has a rich history, and many practicing researchers point to undergraduate research experiences (UREs) as crucial to their own career success. There are many ongoing efforts to... Read more


Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security: Proceedings of a Summit  (BBCSS)
2017

In the coming years, complex domestic and international environments and challenges to national security will continue. Intelligence analysts and the intelligence community will need access to the... Read more


Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce  (STEP,BHEW,BOSE)
2017

Skilled technical occupations—defined as occupations that require a high level of knowledge in a technical domain but do not require a bachelor’s degree for entry—are a key component of the U.S.... Read more


Training the Future Child Health Care Workforce to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Children, Youth, and Families: Proceedings of a Workshop--in Brief  (BOCYF)
2017

Childhood diagnoses of cognitive, affective, and behavioral disorders are increasing in both absolute numbers and as a proportion of the total childhood population in the United States, and they are... Read more


The Social and Behavioral Sciences in K-12 Education: Past, Present, and Future: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief  
2017

The ability to meet many of society’s challenges requires an understanding of human behavior. From health to education to business to homeland security, the social and behavioral sciences (SBS)—which... Read more


Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention by Communities to Promote Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health in Children: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief  (BOCYF)
2017

Communities represent the front line in addressing many behavioral health conditions that children, adolescents, young adults, and their families have to face. These conditions are not rare: during... Read more


Evaluation of the Achievement Levels for Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress  (CNSTAT,BOTA)
2017

Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has been providing policymakers, educators, and the public with reports on academic performance and progress of the nation’s... Read more


Increasing the Roles and Significance of Teachers in Policymaking for K-12 Engineering Education: Proceedings of a Convocation  (TAC)
2017

Engineering is a small but growing part of K–12 education. Curricula that use the principles and practices of engineering are providing opportunities for elementary, middle, and high school students... Read more


Approaches to the Development of Character: Proceedings of a Workshop  (BOTA)
2017

The development of character is a valued objective for many kinds of educational programs that take place both in and outside of school. Educators and administrators who develop and run programs that... Read more


Seeing Students Learn Science: Integrating Assessment and Instruction in the Classroom  (BOSE,BOTA)
2017

Science educators in the United States are adapting to a new vision of how students learn science. Children are natural explorers and their observations and intuitions about the world around them are... Read more


Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities: Proceedings of a Workshop  (HSP)
2017

As the demographics of the United States shift toward a population that is made up of an increasing percentage of older adults and people with disabilities, the workforce that supports and enables... Read more


Innovations in Federal Statistics: Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy  (CNSTAT)
2017

Federal government statistics provide critical information to the country and serve a key role in a democracy. For decades, sample surveys with instruments carefully designed for particular data needs... Read more


Principles and Practices for Federal Program Evaluation: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief  (CNSTAT)
2017

In October 2016 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a 1-day public workshop on principles and practices for federal program evaluation. Participants focused on reviews... Read more


Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention by Communities to Promote Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health in Children: Proceedings of a Workshop  (BOCYF)
2017

Communities provide the context in which programs, principles, and policies are implemented. Their needs dictate the kinds of programs that community organizers and advocates, program developers and... Read more


Improving Collection of Indicators of Criminal Justice System Involvement in Population Health Data Programs: Proceedings of a Workshop  (CNSTAT)
2017

In the U.S. criminal justice system in 2014, an estimated 2.2 million people were in incarcerated or under correctional supervision on any given day, and another 4.7 million were under community... Read more


Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda  
2017

Science and technology are embedded in virtually every aspect of modern life. As a result, people face an increasing need to integrate information from science with their personal values and other... Read more


Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies  (BOTA)
2017

The importance of higher education has never been clearer. Educational attainment—the number of years a person spends in school—strongly predicts adult earnings, as well as health and civic... Read more


Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures  (BOCYF,BOSE)
2017

Educating dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs) effectively is a national challenge with consequences both for individuals and for American society. Despite their linguistic,... Read more


Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop  (BOSE)
2017

The term “service-learning” generally refers to projects planned as components of academic coursework in which students use knowledge and skills taught in the course to address real needs in their... Read more


Accomplishments of the U.S. Global Change Research Program  (BASC,BECS)
2017

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is an interagency program, established by the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990, mandated by Congress to “assist the Nation and the world to... Read more


Innovations in Investing in Young Children Globally: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief  (BGH,BOCYF)
2017

The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation, the Institute for Human Development at Aga Khan University, and the Bernard van Leer Foundation, convened... Read more


Personnel Selection in the Pattern Evidence Domain of Forensic Science: Proceedings of a Workshop  (BOHSI)
2017

In July 2016 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop with the goal of bringing together industrial and organizational (I-O) psychologists, experts on... Read more


Advancing Concepts and Models for Measuring Innovation: Proceedings of a Workshop  (CNSTAT)
2017

Because of the role of innovation as a driver of economic productivity and growth and as a mechanism for improving people's well-being in other ways, understanding the nature,determinants, and impacts... Read more



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