For over 20 years, the VoteView website has provided critical data and analysis of roll call voting in Congress. It is widely used by scholars and journalists, and increasingly by students as well. This project will modernize the website and data archive, and also create better analytical tools to access, distill and visualize the data. Other features of the project include automated intake of future roll call data, continued development of NOMINATE scores for Members of Congress, and new web-based software to improve data visualization.
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for a database and analysis of policies affecting women's economic empowerment
This grant would support the WORLD Policy Analysis Center to improve the quantity and quality of comparative policy data on laws and policies affecting women’s economic empowerment, equality, and population health. The data, analyses of policies and outcomes, and rich info-graphics will be featured on WORLD’s user-friendly Web platform to engage and inform its users—government leaders, citizens, civil society, and researchers around the world. A unique feature of the site will be links to policies that affect gender, educational equity, income security throughout a person’s life, and work-family issues. WORLD will use policy briefings, international meetings, and workshops to disseminate data, findings, and toolkits.
for research, analysis, and technical assistance to the state-led assessment consortia
UCLA’s National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing (CRESST) is monitoring the work of the two Common Core assessment consortia, paying particular attention to the way they include deeper learning skills in their test development plans. So far, it has documented substantial progress at both consortia in this regard. At the same time, CRESST’s analysis suggested several challenges they will face in carrying out their plans and identified the need for ongoing technical assistance to solve these problems. With this request, CRESST proposes to continue monitoring the two consortia and to add this technical assistance to its scope of work.