Education Resources

Data Sets


UML has a subscription to ICPSR. Faculty and students have access to the data sets available. Contact Rosanna Kowalewski for a session on finding data sets. The following are collections related to education.

  • Child Care and Early Education Research Connections Research Connections (RC) offers a comprehensive, easily searchable collection of more than 15,000 resources from the many disciplines related to child care and early education. The site offers the most current publications, as well as links to child care policy statements.

  • PreK-3rd Data Resource Center The goal of this project is to inform the Foundation for Child Development's PreK-3rd initiative and build the research field by facilitating the analysis of rich, complex, longitudinal datasets that contain a wide range of variables on the child, family, school, and neighborhood.

  • NCAA Student-Athlete Experiences Data Archive These data represent a valuable source of information for addressing a variety of issues related to both intercollegiate athletics and higher education generally. These data are collected to help answer research questions posed by college presidents, athletics personnel, faculty, student-athlete groups, the media, researchers and others in the higher education community and to assist in the development of national athletics policies

  • NAEP Data ExplorerCreate statistical tables, charts & maps from national and state assessment results in 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science, long term trends for math and reading (from 1970) and data such as course-taking & grade point average for high school graduates in 1990, 2000, and 2005. For 2005 graduates, data can  be linked to national NAEP grade 12 mathematics & science results.
  • METLDB -The Measures of Effective Teaching(MET) project is the largest study of classroom teaching ever conducted in the United States. Supported by a grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MET researchers collected a variety of indicators of teaching quality over a two year period (AY 2009-2010 and AY 2010-2011) in the classrooms of more than 2500 fourth- through ninth-grade teachers working in 317 schools located in six large school districts in the United States. The data collected on teachers and their teaching includes: (a) measures of students' achievement in each teachers' classroom drawn from state-administered assessments and supplemental achievement tests; (b) a survey of students in each teacher's classes; (c) video-recorded lessons taught by a teacher with some lessons scored by independent observers using multiple classroom observation protocols; (d) an assessments of a teacher's pedagogical and content knowledge for teaching; and (e) two different teacher surveys.

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