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Other Sources for International Education Information and Data

US Government

International Affairs OfficeThe International Affairs Office coordinates the U.S. Department of Education's international efforts and advises the Secretary, Under Secretary, and other U.S. Department of Education officials on international matters that may affect U.S. education and/or Department policy. The International Affairs site provides important links to the many international education projects and activities in which the Department of Education is involved.

Institute for International Education (IIE)The Institute for International Education (IIE) provides a variety of exchange programs and projects between the United States and other countries. The IIE also produces an annual report, Open Doors, that provides data on U.S. students studying abroad and international students studying in the United States.

United States Network for Education InformationThe U.S. Network for Education Information provides a central information point for international education information. It provides information for international students, educators and other professionals wishing to study or work in the United States and for U.S. students, educators and other professionals about studying abroad, teaching abroad, and about other education systems.

International Organizations

International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) is an independent, international organization of national research institutions and government research agencies. The IEA coordinates international comparative studies that focus on educational policies and practices to enhance learning across and within education systems. Such studies include the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS).

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental organization composed of 32 member countries, including the United States, with Slovenia and Chile recently joining as well. The OECD provides a forum through which governments can compare and coordinate economic and social policy. The OECD sponsors the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), and the Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL), the predecessor to PIAAC.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is the United Nations’ specialized agency for education. UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. With respect to education, UNESCO’s core mandate is to bring education to all.

Organizations in Other Countries

Australian Council for Educational ResearchThe Australian Council for Educational Research hosts My PISA which provides technical information on the OECD's PISA study.

National Foundation for Educational ResearchThe United Kingdom’s National Foundation for Educational Research provides another source in English for international data on education.

Statistics CanadaStatistics Canada produces statistics on Canada’s population, resources, economy, society and culture.

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