State Education Indicators
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of the public officials who head departments of public education in the states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Defense dependents schools, and five outlying areas. The CCSSO Education Indicators project provides leadership in developing a system of state-by-state indicators of the condition of K–12 education. Indicator activities include collecting and reporting statistical indicators by state, tracking state policy changes, assisting with accountability systems, and conducting analysis of trends in education. Key State Education Policies on PK–12 Education is one of the publications issued by the State Educators Project. It is intended to inform policymakers and educators about the current status of key education policies that define and shape elementary and secondary education in public schools in the nation. State education staff reported on current policies through a survey, and CCSSO staff collected additional assessment information through state websites.
Further information on CCSSO publications may be obtained from