DBASSE
Monday, September 22, 2014 
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Aging

Behavior and Cognition

Children, Youth, and Families

Defense and National Security

Economy and the Workforce

Education

Humans, Systems, and Technologies

Law, Crime, and Justice

National Surveys and Statistics

Population and Demography

Research Quality and Use

Society and the Environment

Testing and Assessment

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REPORTS
Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations  (BOCYF,HCS)
2011

Good health requires good oral health, yet millions of Americans, especially vulnerable and underserved populations, lack access to basic oral health care. The Health Resources and Services... Read more


Budgeting for Immigration Enforcement: A Path to Better Performance  (CLAJ)
2011

Immigration enforcement is carried out by a complex legal and administrative system, operating under frequently changing legislative mandates and policy guidance, with authority and funding spread... Read more


Climate Change Education: Goals, Audiences, and Strategies: A Workshop Summary  (BECS,BOSE)
2011

The global scientific and policy community now unequivocally accepts that human activities cause global climate change. Although information on climate change is readily available, the nation still... Read more


The Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities: A Workshop Report  (BOCYF)
2011

Early childhood care and education (ECCE) settings offer an opportunity to provide children with a solid beginning in all areas of their development. The quality and efficacy of these settings depend... Read more


Communicating Science and Engineering Data in the Information Age  (CNSTAT,CSTB)
2011

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) communicates its science and engineering (S&E) information to data users in a very fluid... Read more


Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education  (BOTA)
2011

In recent years there have been increasing efforts to use accountability systems based on large-scale tests of students as a mechanism for improving student achievement. The federal No Child Left... Read more


The Effects of Commuting on Pilot Fatigue  (BOHSI)
2011

Nearly everyone experiences fatigue, but some professions--such as aviation, medicine and the military--demand alert, precise, rapid, and well-informed decision making and communication with little... Read more


Assessing 21st Century Skills: Summary of a Workshop  (BOTA)
2011

The routine jobs of yesterday are being replaced by technology and/or shipped off-shore. In their place, job categories that require knowledge management, abstract reasoning, and personal services... Read more


Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality: Measuring What Matters  (BOCYF,HCS)
2011

Despite the fact that the U.S. government currently supports hundreds of data sets and measures through federal surveys and administrative data systems, the United States lacks robust national- and... Read more


Successful STEM Education: A Workshop Summary  (BOSE,BOTA)
2011

What students learn about the science disciplines, technology, engineering, and mathematics during their K-12 schooling shapes their intellectual development, opportunities for future study and work,... Read more


Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research  
2011

A high level of literacy in both print and digital media is required for negotiating most aspects of 21st-century life, including supporting a family, education, health, civic participation, and... Read more


A Plan for Evaluating the District of Columbia's Public Schools: From Impressions to Evidence  
2011

The District of Columbia (DC) has struggled for decades to improve its public education system. In 2007 the DC government made a bold change in the way it governs public education with the goal of... Read more


The Future of Federal Household Surveys: A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT)
2011

Federal household surveys today face several significant challenges including: increasing costs of data collection, declining response rates, perceptions of increasing response burden, inadequate... Read more


How We Travel:A Sustainable National Program for Travel Data  (CNSTAT)
2011

TRB Special Report 304: How We Travel: A Sustainable National Program for Travel Data assesses the current state of travel data at the federal, state, and local levels and defines an achievable and... Read more


Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home: A Guide for Human Factors Design Considerations  (BOHSI)
2011

Every day, in households across the country, people engage in behavior to improve their current health, recover from disease and injury, or cope with chronic, debilitating conditions. Innovative... Read more


External Evaluation of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Its Grantees Letter Report  (BOHSI)
2011

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research funds applied research and development to improve the lives and functioning of persons with disabilities. At the request of the... Read more


Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries  (CPOP)
2011

During the last 25 years, life expectancy at age 50 in the United States has been rising, but at a slower pace than in many other high-income countries, such as Japan and Australia. This difference is... Read more


Facilitating Innovation in the Federal Statistical System:Summary of a Workshop  (CNSTAT)
2011

On May 8, 2009, the symposium, The Federal Statistical System: Recognizing Its Contributions, Moving It Forward was held in Washington, DC. One of the topics considered at that symposium was the... Read more


Health Care Comes Home: The Human Factors  (BOHSI)
2011

In the United States, health care devices, technologies, and practices are rapidly moving into the home. The factors driving this migration include the costs of health care, the growing numbers of... Read more


Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics  (BOSE,BOTA)
2011

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are cultural achievements that reflect our humanity, power our economy, and constitute fundamental aspects of our lives as citizens, consumers,... Read more


Allocating Federal Funds for State Programs for English Language Learners  (CNSTAT,BOTA)
2011

As the United States continues to be a nation of immigrants and their children, the nation's school systems face increased enrollments of students whose primary language is not English. With the 2001... Read more


Change and the 2020 Census: Not Whether But How  (CNSTAT)
2011

Sponsored by the Census Bureau and charged to evaluate the 2010 U.S. census with an eye toward suggesting research and development for the 2020 census, the Panel to Review the 2010 Census uses this... Read more


Assessing the Impact of Severe Economic Recession on the Elderly: Summary of a Workshop  (CPOP)
2011

The economic crisis that began in 2008 has had a significant impact on the well-being of certain segments of the population and its disruptive effects can be expected to last well into the future. The... Read more


Promising Practices in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education:Summary of Two Workshops  (BOSE)
2011

Numerous teaching, learning, assessment, and institutional innovations in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education have emerged in the past decade. Because... Read more


Learning Science Through Computer Games and Simulations  (BOSE)
2011

At a time when scientific and technological competence is vital to the nation's future, the weak performance of U.S. students in science reflects the uneven quality of current science education. ... Read more


Threatening Communications and Behavior: Perspectives on the Pursuit of Public Figures  (BBCSS)
2011

Today's world of rapid social, technological, and behavioral change provides new opportunities for communications with few limitations of time and space. Through these communications, people leave... Read more


Toward an Integrated Science of Research on Families: Workshop Report  (BOCYF)
2011

Demographic changes, immigration, economic upheavals, and changing societal mores are creating new and altered structures, processes, and relationships in American families today. As families undergo... Read more


The Importance of Common Metrics for Advancing Social Science Theory and Research:A Workshop Summary  
2011

In February 2010, the National Research Council convened a workshop to investigate the feasibility of developing well-grounded common metrics to advance behavioral and social science research, both in... Read more


High School Dropout, Graduation, and Completion Rates:Better Data, Better Measures, Better Decisions  (BOTA)
2011

High school graduation and dropout rates have long been used as indicators of educational system productivity and effectiveness and of social and economic well being. While determining these rates may... Read more


Communicating National Science Foundation Science and Engineering Information to Data Users: Letter Report  (CNSTAT)
2011

This report from the Panel on Communicating National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Engineering Information to Data Users recommends action by the National Center for Science and Engineering... Read more


Intelligence Analysis for Tomorrow: Advances from the Behavioral and Social Sciences  (BBCSS)
2011

The intelligence community (IC) plays an essential role in the national security of the United States. Decision makers rely on IC analyses and predictions to reduce uncertainty and to provide warnings... Read more


Intelligence Analysis: Behavioral and Social Scientific Foundations  (BBCSS)
2011

The U.S. intelligence community (IC) is a complex human enterprise whose success depends on how well the people in it perform their work. Although often aided by sophisticated technologies, these... Read more


Sociocultural Data to Accomplish Department of Defense Missions: Toward a Unified Social Framework: Workshop Summary  (BOHSI)
2011

Sociocultural Data to Accomplish Department of Defense Missions: Toward a Unified Social Framework summarizes presentations and discussions that took place on August 16-17, 2010, at a National... Read more


Issues in Commuting and Pilot Fatigue:Interim Report  (BOHSI)
2011

The potential for fatigue to negatively affect human performance is well established. Concern about this potential in the aviation context extends back decades, with both airlines and pilots agreeing... Read more


International Differences in Mortality at Older Ages:Dimensions and Sources  (CPOP)
2011

In 1950 men and women in the United States had a combined life expectancy of 68.9 years, the 12th highest life expectancy at birth in the world. Today, life expectancy is up to 79.2 years, yet the... Read more


The Science of Adolescent Risk-Taking:Workshop Report  (BOCYF)
2011

Adolescence is a time when youth make decisions, both good and bad, that have consequences for the rest of their lives. Some of these decisions put them at risk of lifelong health problems, injury, or... Read more


Accounting for Health and Health Care:Approaches to Measuring the Sources and Costs of Their Improvement  (CNSTAT)
2011

It has become trite to observe that increases in health care costs have become unsustainable. How best for policy to address these increases, however, depends in part on the degree to which they... Read more


Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment:Report of a Workshop  (BECS)
2011

The implications of climate change for the environment and society depend on the rate and magnitude of climate change, but also on changes in technology, economics, lifestyles, and policy that will... Read more


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