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Annual Reports Program - Annual  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Annual Reports Program Home Page 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. Products include The Digest of Education Statistics, The Condition of Education and Projections of Education Statistics.
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Baccalaureate and Beyond - B&B  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Baccalaureate and Beyond Home Page B&B studies follow students who complete their baccalaureate degrees. Initially, students in the NPSAS surveys are identified as being in their last year of undergraduate studies. Students are asked question about their future employment and education expectations, as well as about their undergraduate education. In later follow-ups, students are asked questions about their job search activities, education and employment experiences after graduation. Individuals who had shown an interest in becoming teachers are asked additional questions about their pursuit of teaching, and if teaching, about their current teaching position. In the first B&B study, about 11,000 students were identified in NPSAS:93 who completed their degree in the 1992-93 academic year. These students comprised the first B&B cohort and were followed up in 1994 (B&B:93/94), 1997 (B&B:93/97), and 2003 (B&B:93/2003). The second B&B cohort began with NPSAS:2000 and involved only a 1-year follow-up in 2001 (B&B:2000/01). The current B&B cohort comprises of a sample of the Class of 2008 (via NPSAS:08) and has followed-up with them one year after graduation in 2009; Data from these years is available. This group of grads will be followed-up a second time in 2012-2013 and for a third and final time in 2018 (four and ten years after graduation, respectively).
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Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study - BPS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Home Page BPS studies follow students who first begin their postsecondary education. Initially, students in the NPSAS surveys are identified as being first time beginners of undergraduate studies. These students are asked questions about their experiences during, and transitions through postsecondary education and into the labor force, as well as family formation. Transfers, persisters, stopouts/dropouts, and vocational completers are among those included in the studies. In the first BPS study, about 10,600 students were identified in NPSAS:90 as being first time beginning postsecondary students during the academic year 1989-90. These students were followed in 1992 (BPS:90/92) and in 1994 (BPS:90/94). A second cohort of first time, beginning students was identified in NPSAS:96, with follow-ups performed in 1998 (BPS:96/98) and in 2001 (BPS:96/2001). The third cohort was identified in NPSAS:04, and was followed-up in 2006 and 2009. A new cohort was identified in NPSAS:12 and will be followed in 2014 and 2017.
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Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study - BTLS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study Home Page The Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study (BTLS) is a new study of a cohort of beginning public school teachers initially interviewed as part of the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey. The study will create an unfolding “story” by following this cohort of first-year teachers for a decade.
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Career/Technical Education Statistics - CTES  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Career/Technical Education Statistics Home Page The 2006 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act mandates that "as a regular part of its assessments, the National Center for Education Statistics shall collect and report information on career and technical education for a nationally representative sample of students." To meet this requirement, NCES uses the Career/Technical Education Statistics (CTES) system. The CTES system relies on existing and special-purpose NCES surveys to provide data on career/technical education from students, faculty, and schools at the secondary and postsecondary levels, as well as on adults seeking work-related education and training.
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Common Core of Data - CCD  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Common Core of Data Home Page CCD is a comprehensive, annual, national statistical database of information concerning all approximately 100,000 public elementary and secondary schools and approximately 18,000 public school districts (including supervisory unions and regional education service agencies), which contains data that are designed to be comparable across all states. The CCD consists of five surveys completed annually by state education departments from their administrative records. Information included are: a general description of schools and school districts, including name, address, and phone number; data on students and staff, including demographics; and fiscal data, including revenues and current expenditures.
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Common Education Data Standards - CEDS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Common Education Data Standards Home Page The Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) are a national, collaborative effort to develop voluntary, common education data standards for a key subset of K-12 (e.g., demographics, program participation, course information) and K12-to-postsecondary education transition variables. Participants in the Initiative include representatives from states, districts, higher education organizations, and key non-profit organizations. The CEDS Initiative's goal is to identify a list of key K-12 and K12-to-postsecondary transition variables (expansion into PreK and the workforce will be considered in the future) and agree upon standard definitions, code sets, business rules, and technical specifications for those variables. This will increase data interoperability, portability, and comparability across states, districts, and higher education organizations.
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Crime and Safety Surveys - CSS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Crime and Safety Surveys Home Page NCES carries out a variety of activities to collect data on crime, violence and safety in U.S. elementary and secondary schools. This is achieved through the Crime and Safety Surveys program which oversees student surveys, school principal surveys and other surveys; such as the School Survey on Crime and Safety, the School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey and a facilities supplement to the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002. Topics in these surveys include: gangs, bullying, student victimization, drug availability, fear and avoidance behaviors, disciplinary actions, prevention activities, school safety programs and policies, use of school security, and school facilities measures.
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Current Population Survey, October - CPS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Current Population Survey, October Home Page The CPS is a monthly survey designed to collect data on labor force participation of the civilian noninstitutional population. (It excludes military personnel and inmates of institutions.) In October of each year, questions on school enrollment by grade and other school characteristics are asked about each member of the household.
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Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - ECLS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Home Page Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies program is sponsored primarily by NCES in collaboration with other federal agencies and organizations. The program is comprised of two longitudinal studies: the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B). Combined, these studies provide detailed information on children's health, early care and early school experiences. The ECLS-K began in Fall of 1998 with a nationally representative sample of approximately 21,000 kindergartners from about 1,000 kindergarten programs, both public and private. These children were followed longitudinally through the eighth grade, with data collections in the fall and spring of kindergarten and first grade, in the spring of third and fifth grade, and follow-ups in eighth grade. The ECLS-B includes a nationally representative sample of approximately 14,000 children born in the calendar year 2001 who were followed longitudinally from birth through kindergarten entry, with data collected from the child's birth certificate and when the children were about 9 months of age, 2 years of age, preschoolers and kindergartners.
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Education Finance Statistics Center - EDFIN  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Education Finance Statistics Center Home Page The EDFIN is designed to conduct research to improve the collection and reporting of education finance information. EDFIN projects explore definitional, measurement, collection, reporting, and analysis issues related to education finance for elementary/secondary or postsecondary public or private education.
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Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 - ELS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 Home Page The Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) is a longitudinal survey that will monitor the transitions of a national sample of young people as they progress from tenth grade to, eventually, the world of work. ELS:2002 will obtain information not just from students and their school records, but also from students' parents, their teachers, their librarians and the administrators of their schools.
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Effective Practices Conferences  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Effective Practices Conferences Home Page The Effective Practices Conferences, including the Management Information Systems (MIS) Conferences, the STATS-DC Conferences, and the SLDS P-20 Best Practices Conferences, provide venues for state and district staff to share effective practices and lessons learned, and engage with colleagues from across state lines as well as representatives from the federal government and national non-profit organizations. These events play a key role in helping staff build relationships and cultivate a community around P-20 education data system design, development, implementation, and use.
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Fast Response Survey System - FRSS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Fast Response Survey System Home Page The FRSS was established in 1975 to collect issue-oriented data quickly and with minimum response burden. FRSS was designed to meet the data needs of Department of Education analysts, planners, and decision makers when information could not be collected quickly through traditional NCES surveys. The data collected through FRSS are representative at the national level, drawing from a universe that is appropriate for each study.
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High School and Beyond - HS&B  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

High School and Beyond Home Page The HS&B describes the activities of seniors and sophomores as they progressed through high school, postsecondary education, and into the workplace. The data span 1980 through 1992 and include parent, teacher, high school transcripts, student financial aid records, and postsecondary transcripts in addition to student questionnaires and interviews.
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High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 - HSLS:09  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 Home Page This fall, NCES launches the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, which will follow a cohort of more than 25,000 9th graders through their high school, postsecondary, and early career experiences, focusing on college decision-making and on math learning based on a new algebra assessment. Data will be collected from students, administrators, math and science teachers, school counselors (new!), parents, and administrative records.
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High School Transcript Studies - HST  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

High School Transcript Studies Home Page High school transcript studies have been conducted by NCES as part of the Longitudinal Studies Program and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) High School Transcript (HSTS) Studies program since 1982. Each transcript study is associated with a major NCES data collection.
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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System - IPEDS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Home Page The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), established as the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES, is a system of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of postsecondary education. IPEDS is a single, comprehensive system designed to encompass all institutions and educational organizations whose primary purpose is to provide postsecondary education. The IPEDS system is built around a series of interrelated surveys to collect institution-level data in such areas as enrollments, program completions, faculty, staff, finances, and academic libraries.
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Interagency Working Group on Expanded Measures of Enrollment and Attainment - GEMEnA  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Interagency Working Group on Expanded Measures of Enrollment and Attainment Home Page The Interagency Working Group on Expanded Measures of Enrollment and Attainment (GEMEnA) is pursuing four strands of work designed to improve the federal government’s ability to measure how adults acquire the skills and credentials needed for work, including occupational certificates, the attainment and maintenance of certification and licensing, on-the-job training, and basic skills development.
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International Activities Program - IAP  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

International Activities Program Home Page Through the International Activities Program, NCES supports a variety of activities to provide statistical data for cross-national comparisons of education. On behalf of the United States, NCES participates in the International Indicators of Education Systems (INES), a program of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organization of 34 member countries. NCES coordinates the participation of U.S. adults, students, teachers, principals, and schools in various international assessments and surveys, including, currently, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), both conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), all conducted by the OECD.
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K-12 Practitioners Circle - K-12  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

K-12 Practitioners Circle Home Page This user-friendly local education practitioners-oriented web site is designed to meet the information needs of teachers, administrators, teachers, policymakers, parents and librarians. It contains special features and articles focusing on important education issues and packages and disseminates information on education specifically for these audiences.
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Library Statistics Program - Lib  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Library Statistics Program Home Page Libraries are an educational resource available to individuals regardless of age, social status, or educational background. The Library Statistics Program sponsors surveys on academic libraries, public libraries, school library media centers, and state library agencies.
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Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2016–17 - MGLS:2017  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2016–17 Home Page MGLS:2017 is the first study to follow a nationally-representative sample of students as they enter and move through the middle grades. Repeated measures of key constructs will provide a rich descriptive picture of the academic progress, experiences and lives of students during these critical years and will allow researchers to examine associations between contextual factors and student outcomes. There is a special focus on socioemotional and executive function measures, as well as successful transition to high school and later education and career outcomes. The MGLS emphasis on inclusiveness involves oversampling students in several IDEA disability groups.
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National Assessment of Educational Progress - NAEP  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

National Assessment of Educational Progress Home Page The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and the arts.
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National Assessments of Adult Literacy - NAAL  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

National Assessments of Adult Literacy Home Page The National Assessments of Adult Literacy (NAAL) provides nationally representative and a continuing assessment of English language literacy skills of American adults. NAAL seeks to: describe the status of adult literacy in the U.S.; report on national trends; and identify relationships between literacy and selected characteristics of adults. NCES has conducted adult literacy assessments since 1985. A nationally representative sample of adults will be assessed again in 2003, providing an indication of the nation's progress in adult literacy since 1992.
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National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 - NELS:88  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 Home Page The NELS:88, which began with an 8th grade cohort in 1988, provides trend data about critical transitions experienced by young people as they develop, attend school, and embark on their careers. Data were collected from students and their parents, teachers, and high school principals and from existing school records such as high school transcripts. Cognitive tests (math, science, reading, and history) were administered during the base year (1988), first follow up (1990), and second follow up (1992). Third follow up data were collected in 1994. All dropouts, who could be located, were retained in the study. A fourth follow-up was completed in 2000.
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National Forum on Education Statistics - NFES  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

National Forum on Education Statistics Home Page NCES has established the National Forum on Education Statistics to improve the collection, reporting, and use of elementary and secondary education statistics. The Forum deals with issues in education data policy, sponsors innovations in data collection and reporting, and provides technical assistance to improve state and local data systems.
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National Household Education Survey - NHES  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

National Household Education Survey Home Page The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) is a household-based data collection system designed to address a wide range of education related issues. The NHES collects timely data about the educational activities of the U.S. population. NHES surveys have been conducted in 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007. The most recent data collection in 2007 consisted of two surveys: School Readiness and Parent and Family Involvement in Education. Most NHES surveys have been conducted on a repeating basis to measure the same phenomena at different points in time. The NHES includes surveys on adult education, parent and family involvement in education, before- and after-school programs and activities, civic involvement, early childhood program participation, household library use, school readiness, and school safety and discipline.
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National Longitudinal Study of the H.S. Class of 1972 - NLS-72  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

National Longitudinal Study of the H.S. Class of 1972 Home Page The NLS-72 describes the transition of young adults from high school through postsecondary education and the workplace. The data span 1972 through 1986 and include postsecondary transcripts.
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National Postsecondary Education Cooperative - NPEC  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

National Postsecondary Education Cooperative Home Page NPEC is a voluntary partnership among governmental and nongovernmental providers and users of education data. NPEC has a dual mission: (1) to identify and communicate on-going and emerging issues germane to postsecondary education; and (2) to promote the quality, comparability and utility of postsecondary data and information that support policy development, implementation, and evaluation.
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National Postsecondary Student Aid Study - NPSAS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

National Postsecondary Student Aid Study Home Page The NPSAS is a comprehensive study that examines how students and their families pay for postsecondary education. It includes nationally representative samples of undergraduates, graduate and first-professional students; students attending public and private less-than-2-year institutions, community colleges, 4-year colleges, and major universities. Students who receive financial aid as well as those who do not receive financial aid participate in NPSAS. Comprehensive student interviews and administrative records, with exceptional detail concerning student financial aid, are available for academic years 1986-87, 1989-90, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2008. Data collection just ended for the 2011-12 academic year.
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National Study of Postsecondary Faculty - NSOPF  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

National Study of Postsecondary Faculty Home Page The National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) was a nationally representative sample of full-and part-time faculty and instructional staff at public and private not-for-profit 2- and 4-year institutions in the United States, designed to provide data about faculty and instructional staff to postsecondary education researchers and policymakers. The study was initially conducted during the 1987-88 school year and was repeated in 1992-93, 1998-99, and 2003-04.

There are no plans to repeat the study. Rather, NCES plans to provide technical assistance to state postsecondary data systems and to encourage the development of robust connections between faculty and student data systems so that key questions concerning faculty, instruction, and student outcomes – such as persistence and completion – can be addressed.
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Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports - PEDAR  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports Home Page The purpose of the PEDAR program is to provide a series of analysis reports that focus on postsecondary education policy issues, and to develop an information system that organizes postsecondary data sets and analyses. The crosscutting work done in this program takes advantage of multiple education data sources, especially data from recently completed surveys.
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Postsecondary Education Quick Information System - PEQIS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Postsecondary Education Quick Information System Home Page NCES has established PEQIS to collect timely data on focused issues needed for program planning and policy development with a minimum burden on respondents. In addition to obtaining information on emerging issues quickly, PEQIS surveys are also used to assess the feasibility of developing large-scale data collection efforts on a given topic or to supplement other NCES postsecondary surveys. PEQIS employs a standing sample (panel) of approximately 1,600 postsecondary education institutions at the 2-year and 4-year level. The nationally representative panel includes public and private colleges and universities that award associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.
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Postsecondary Education Transcript Collections - PETS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Postsecondary Education Transcript Collections Home Page Undergraduate postsecondary education transcript collections are conducted as components of several NCES studies that include elementary, secondary, and postsecondary students. These data provide a unique opportunity for analysts to examine student course-taking patterns, credit transfer, and postsecondary education outcomes. Each postsecondary transcript study is associated with a major NCES data collection.
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Private School Survey - PSS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Private School Survey Home Page The purposes of Private School Survey (PSS) data collection activities are: to build an accurate and complete list of private schools to serve as a sampling frame for NCES sample surveys of private schools; and to report data on the total number of private schools, teachers, and students in the survey universe. The PSS has been conducted every 2 years with the first collection taking place during the 1989-90 school year.
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Rural Education in America - Rural  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Rural Education in America Home Page This site provides links to data and information on current and changing conditions in education in rural America. The site provides access to recent data collected by NCES including: enrollments; National Assessment of Educational Progress scores; coursetaking, dropouts and transition to college; availability of advanced course offerings and technology, teacher characteristics, class size, technology, discipline and facilities; and support for learning, including parents’ satisfaction and involvement, community support, and financial support. The site also has links to other information resources, including relevant U.S. Department of Education programs and research and promising practices related to rural education.
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School District Demographics System - SDDS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

School District Demographics System Home Page The School District Demographics website provides access to school district geographic and demographic data useful for describing and analyzing characteristics of school districts, children, and K-12 education.
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School Survey on Crime and Safety - SSOCS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

School Survey on Crime and Safety Home Page The School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) collects information on crime and safety from U.S. public school principals. SSOCS was administered in the spring of 2000 and again in the spring of 2004. SSOCS is a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey of 3,000 public elementary and secondary schools. Data are collected on such topics as frequency and types of crimes at school, frequency and types of disciplinary actions at school, perceptions of other disciplinary problems, and descriptions of school policies and programs concerning crime and safety.
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Schools and Staffing Survey - SASS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Schools and Staffing Survey Home Page The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) collects extensive data on American public and private elementary and secondary schools. Teachers, principals, schools, school districts and library media centers are components of the SASS survey system. SASS provides data on characteristics and qualifications of teachers and principals, teacher hiring practices, professional development, class size and other conditions in schools. SASS data are designed to allow comparisons of public and private schools and staff and permit the analysis of trend data. In addition, SASS data are state-representative for the public sector and affiliation-representative for the private sector. Public schools are also linked to their respective districts. Public charter schools, their teachers and principals were included in the 1999-2000 administration of the SASS. SASS was administered in the 2003-04 school year and again in the 2007-08 school year.
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State Education Reforms - SER  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

State Education Reforms Home Page The State Education Reforms website draws primarily on data collected by organizations other than NCES. It serves as a general resource on major developments in state-level education policies. Initially based on the publication 'Overview and Inventory of State Education Reforms: 1990 to 2000,' this site is updated periodically to incorporate new data. Currently, this site generally reflects information collected through 2014.
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Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program - SLDS  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program Home Page The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) awarded grants to 41 states and the District of Columbia to aid them in the design and implementation of statewide longitudinal data systems. These systems are intended to enhance the ability of states to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze, and use education data, including individual student records. The data systems developed with funds from these grants should help states, districts, schools, and teachers make data-driven decisions to improve student learning, as well as facilitate research to increase student achievement and close achievement gaps.
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Statistical Standards Program - SSP  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Statistical Standards Program Home Page The Statistical Standards Program provides methodological and statistical support to NCES, as well as to federal and nonfederal organizations that engage in statistical work in support of NCES' mission. This Program develops standards for procedures to ensure the quality of statistical surveys, analyses and products; consults and advises on the implementation of standards for all Center projects; coordinates the review and adjudication process for NCES publications and products; and leads the NCES Task Force on Quality Systems.
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Urban Education in America - Urban  |   Staff    All Products    Last 90 Days

Urban Education in America Home Page This site provides links to data and information on current and changing conditions in education in urban America. The site provides access to recent data collected by NCES including: enrollments; National Assessment of Educational Progress scores; dropout and transition to college rates; teacher characteristics and student/teacher ratios; school discipline and school crime; school facilities and access to technology; and support for learning, including community support, and financial support. The site also has links to other information resources, including relevant U.S. Department of Education programs and research and promising practices related to urban education.
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