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The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration—This report provides a comprehensive assessment of U.S. immigration trends over the past 20 years, immigration's impact on the labor market and wages of native-born workers, and its fiscal impact at the national, state, and local levels. ►Read more
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Modernizing Crime Statistics: Report 1: Defining and Classifying Crime is the first of two reports on developing a new set of indicators of crime in the United States.  It proposes a new system for the classification of crime based on historical and international efforts to define crime and on the diverse demands for and uses of crime statistics.  ► Read More
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Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem.  The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.  ► Read more
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Fiscal Immigration LC CrimeTrendsLC Preventing Bullying Large
The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration—This report provides a comprehensive assessment of U.S. immigration trends over the past 20 years, immigration's impact on the labor market and wages of native-born workers, and its fiscal impact at the national, state, and local levels. ►Read more
Modernizing Crime Statistics: Report 1: Defining and Classifying Crime is the first of two reports on developing a new set of indicators of crime in the United States.  It proposes a new system for the classification of crime based on historical and international efforts to define crime and on the diverse demands for and uses of crime statistics.  ► Read More
Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem.  The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.  ► Read more

In the News

President Trump Cites Report on Immigration

In President Trump’s address to Congress, he cited a National Academies report on the economic consequences of immigration. The report found that the long-term impact of immigration on the wages and employment of native-born workers overall is very small, and that any negative impacts are most likely to be found for prior immigrants or native-born high school dropouts. Read More

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Report Briefing Summit
Supporting Students' Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

April 13, 2017

Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Join the Board on Testing and Assessment for a summit on this report which will be released on March 2, 2017.  Invited speakers will discuss the report's conclusions, its recommendations for research and assessment development, and its implications for higher education policy and practice.  This event will be webcast.

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FromResearchToReward

From Research to Reward: The Series

Scientific research is vital.  It can bring remarkable results that save and improve lives.  "From Research to Reward," a new series of articles and videos from the National Academy of Sciences, focuses on concrete examples from the social and behavioral sciences that show why scientific research is valuable.

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Recent Publications

Promoting Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures

DLL ImageThis report examines how evidence based on research relevant to the development of DLLs/ELs from birth to age 21 can inform education and health policies and related practices that can result in better educational outcomes. 
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Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities

URE imageThis report from the Board on Science Education provides a comprehensive overview of and insights about the current and rapidly evolving types of undergraduate research experiences in terms of their content, their surrounding context, the diversity of the student participants, and the opportunities for learning provided by a research experience.

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Valuing Climate Changes: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide

SCC coverThis report from the Board on Environmental Change and Society recommends both short-term and longer-term updates to the methodology to strengthen the scientific basis, provide greater transparency, and improve characterization of the uncertainties in the estimates.

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Communicating Science Effectively:
A Research Agenda

Communicating Science coverThis report from DBASSE offers a research agenda that can inform efforts to communicate about science effectively, particularly when issues are contentious. The report points to cross-cutting themes for scientists and science communicators to consider in their work, as well as major challenges that should be studied to make science communication more effective. This research agenda should be pursued not only by researchers in academic settings but by researchers and practitioners embedded in various organizations that communicate science.

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A briefing about this report was held on January 10, 2017; the briefing was webcast.  View the webcast 




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