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Measuring the Group Quarters Population in the American Community Survey: Interim Report  (CNSTAT)

Following several years of testing and evaluation, the American Community Survey (ACS) was launched in 2005 as a replacement for the census "long form," used to collect detailed social, economic, and... Read more

The Prevention and Treatment of Missing Data in Clinical Trials  (CNSTAT)

Randomized clinical trials are the primary tool for evaluating new medical interventions. Randomization provides for a fair comparison between treatment and control groups, balancing out, on average,... Read more

Databases for Estimating Health Insurance Coverage for Children: A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT)

This report summarizes the proceedings of a workshop convened in June 2010 to critically examine the various databases that could provide national and state-level estimates of low-income uninsured... Read more

State Assessment Systems:Exploring Best Practices and Innovations: Summary of Two Workshops  (BOTA)

Educators and policy makers in the United States have relied on tests to measure educational progress for more than 150 years, and have used the results for many purposes. They have tried minimum... Read more

Improving Health Care Cost Projections for the Medicare Population:Summary of a Workshop  (CNSTAT)

Developing credible short-term and long-term projections of Medicare health care costs is critical for public- and private-sector policy planning, but faces challenges and uncertainties. There is... Read more

Facilitating Climate Change Responses:A Report of Two Workshops on Insights from the Social and Behavioral Sciences  (BECS)

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, understanding the need for policy makers at the national level to entrain the behavioral and social sciences in addressing the challenges of global climate... Read more

The Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care:Workshop Summary  (BOHSI)

The rapid growth of home health care has raised many unsolved issues and will have consequences that are far too broad for any one group to analyze in their entirety. Yet a major influence on the... Read more

Strengthening the National Institute of Justice  (CLAJ)

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the nation's primary resource for advancing scientific research, development, and evaluation on crime and crime control and the administration of justice in... Read more

Understanding the Demand for Illegal Drugs  (CLAJ)

Despite efforts to reduce drug consumption in the United States over the past 35 years, drugs are just as cheap and available as they have ever been. Cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines continue to... Read more

Developing and Evaluating Methods for Using American Community Survey Data to Support the School Meals Program:Interim Report  (CNSTAT)

The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program, administered by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are key components of the nation's food... Read more

Conducting Biosocial Surveys:Collecting, Storing, Accessing, and Protecting Biospecimens and Biodata  (CNSTAT,CPOP)

Recent years have seen a growing tendency for social scientists to collect biological specimens such as blood, urine, and saliva as part of large-scale household surveys. By combining biological and... Read more

Best Practices for State Assessment Systems Part I:Summary of a Workshop  (CFE)

Educators and policy makers in the United States have relied on tests to measure educational progress for more than 150 years. During the twentieth century, technical advances, such as machines for... Read more

Language Diversity, School Learning, and Closing Achievement Gaps:A Workshop Summary  (CFE)

The Workshop on the Role of Language in School Learning: Implications for Closing the Achievement Gap was held to explore three questions: What is known about the conditions that affect language... Read more

Envisioning the 2020 Census  (CNSTAT)

Planning for the 2020 census is already beginning. This book from the National Research Council examines several aspects of census planning, including questionnaire design, address updating,... Read more

Preparing Teachers:Building Evidence for Sound Policy  (BOTA)

Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their... Read more

NOAA's Education Program: Review and Critique  (BOSE)

There is a national need to educate the public about the ocean, coastal resources, atmosphere and climate. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the agency responsible for... Read more

Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty  (CWSEM,CNSTAT)

Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty presents new and surprising findings about career differences between female and male... Read more

Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey Letter Report  (CNSTAT)

The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is a survey of commercial buildings in the United States, mandated by Congress to provide comprehensive information about energy use in... Read more

A Database for a Changing Economy:Review of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET)  (CNSTAT)

Information about the characteristics of jobs and the individuals who fill them is valuable for career guidance, reemployment counseling, workforce development, human resource management, and other... Read more

Student Mobility:Exploring the Impact of Frequent Moves on Achievement: Summary of a Workshop  (BOCYF)

Many low-income families struggle with stable housing and frequently have to move due to foreclosures, rent increases, or other financial setbacks. Children in these families can experience lasting... Read more

Field Evaluation in the Intelligence and Counterintelligence Context:Workshop Summary  (BBCSS)

On September 22-23, 2009, the National Research Council held a workshop on the field evaluation of behavioral and cognitive sciences--based methods and tools for use in the areas of intelligence and... Read more

Grand Challenges of Our Aging Society:Workshop Summary  

Aging populations are generating both challenges and opportunities for societies around the globe. Increases in longevity and improvements in health raise many questions. What steps can be taken to... Read more

Surrounded by Science:Learning Science in Informal Environments  (CFE,BOSE)

Practitioners in informal science settings--museums, after-school programs, science and technology centers, media enterprises, libraries, aquariums, zoos, and botanical gardens--are interested in... Read more

Data on Federal Research and Development Investments:A Pathway to Modernization  (CNSTAT)

Two surveys of the National Science Foundation's Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) provide some of the most significant data available to understand research and development spending and... Read more

Exploring the Intersection of Science Education and 21st Century Skills:A Workshop Summary  (BOSE,CFE)

An emerging body of research suggests that a set of broad "21st century skills"--such as adaptability, complex communication skills, and the ability to solve non-routine problems--are valuable across... Read more

Protecting and Accessing Data from the Survey of Earned Doctorates:A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT)

The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) collects data on the number and characteristics of individuals receiving research doctoral degrees from all accredited U.S. institutions. The results of this... Read more

Getting Value Out of Value-Added: Report of a Workshop  (BOTA)

Value-added methods refer to efforts to estimate the relative contributions of specific teachers, schools, or programs to student test performance. In recent years, these methods have attracted... Read more

Choosing the Nation's Fiscal Future  (NRC)

A mismatch between the federal government's revenues and spending, now and in the foreseeable future, requires heavy borrowing, leading to a large and increasing federal debt. That increasing debt... Read more

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