This study examines survey data from the National Survey of Children’s Health to estimate the prevalence of ADHD diagnosis and treatment. The results indicate that, as of 2016, 6.1 million children aged 2-17 years living in the U.S. had been diagnosed with ADHD, which is similar to previous estimates. Almost two thirds were taking medication, slightly less than half had received behavioral treatment in the past year, and nearly one fourth had received neither treatment. Learn more.
This report examines student criminal victimization and the characteristics of crime victims and nonvictims. It also provides findings on student reports of the presence of gangs and weapons, and the availability of drugs and alcohol at school, student reports of bullying, and fear and avoidance behaviors of crime victims and nonvictims at school. Learn more.
This report (PDF, 21 pages) presents data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System fall 2016 collection, which included three survey components: institutional characteristics for the 2016-17 academic year; completions from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016; and data on 12-month enrollment for the 2015-16 academic year. Learn more (PDF, 21 pages).
This report examines who public high school students view as their main influence when they are considering postsecondary education and careers. Results show students relied on family members as the main influence when thinking about postsecondary education, and students relied on themselves primarily when thinking about careers. Learn more.
These fact sheets, developed by the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center, explain how cyber incidents can affect schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education, and the steps they can take to respond
- Cyber Safety Considerations for K-12 Schools and Districts (PDF, 8 pages)
- Cybersecurity Considerations for K-12 Schools and Districts (PDF, 8 pages)
- Cybersecurity Considerations for Institutions of Higher Education (PDF, 11 pages)
This new widget, developed by the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), allows website hosts to provide their visitors with links to ERIC's most popular resources. Students, librarians, and researchers can use the widget to gain immediate access to ERIC search tools and products to support their work and studies. Learn more.
This resource (PDF, 122 pages) discusses substance misuse, tobacco use, and mental health issues among college students. College and university prevention practitioners, health center staff, and administrators can use this resource to learn more about the prevalence and causation factors of these issues among college students and to locate prevention materials. Learn more (PDF, 122 pages).
This online training tool allows users to learn about the NCES data products across the education spectrum and evaluate them for their particular purposes. Researchers, students, policy specialists and analysts, and education professionals can use the training tool to learn about NCES datasets, their design, and special considerations for analysis to facilitate effective use. Learn more.
This policy guide, developed by Pathways RTC (Research and Training Center), is written for youth- and young adult-led groups and organizations that want to make changes in policies related to mental health and other human services that affect them and other transition-age youth. The guide is intended for use by youth and young adults working together within a group or organization to make specific change, usually in partnership with other agencies, groups, or organizations. Learn more.
This IDE update includes data from the 2015 administration of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and TIMSS Advanced, which assess students’ mathematics and science knowledge and skills. The IDE is an online, interactive tool that allows users to explore international study data and create customized tables, charts, maps, and analyses. Learn more.
These new videos highlight the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF), a program that supports expectant and parenting teens and their children:
- OAH's Pregnancy Assistance Fund: Supporting Young Parents and Their Children: Describes how the work of PAF grantees support expectant and parenting youth in caring for children, building healthier relationships, and achieving their goals.
- New Heights: A Support Network for Expecting and Parenting Teens: Describes a Washington, DC, program that builds parenting skills and is working to close the achievement gap between young parents and their peers.