The Annual Reports Program prepares analyses that synthesize data on a variety of education topics, and disseminates these analyses through indicator reports, tabular reports, and web tools.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) annually produces three major publications designed for general audiences: The Condition of Education, Digest of Education Statistics, and Projections of Education Statistics. These publications present statistics on a wide array of education topics. They are used in diverse ways by policymakers, researchers, and the general public. NCES produces other publications that draw upon a variety of data sources, such as Trends in Educational Equity of Girls & Women, a series on the educational status and progress of racial/ethnic minorities, and annual indicators of school crime and safety.