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A Look at Bullying in U.S. Schools.

These new web tables examine student reports of bullying at school and in the areas surrounding schools. » More info


A Look at Outcomes of 2015–16 Bachelor's Degree Recipients in the United States.

A recently released First Look report describes outcomes of 2015–16 bachelor's degree recipients 1 year after graduation. » More info


Total Price of College Attendance Covered by Pell Grants

A new report from NCES examines trends in the total price of attendance covered by Pell Grants and the percentage of Pell Grant recipients who receive federal student loans. » More info


If the U.S. population was a basketball team, one player on the court would be functionally illiterate.

One in five U.S. adults possesses low English literacy skills, 2/3 of whom are U.S.-born according to the most recent results of PIAAC released today by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). » More info

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The Condition of Education

The Condition of Education is an annual report to Congress summarizing important developments and trends in the U.S. education system. The report presents 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons. Discover how you can use the Condition of Education to stay informed about the latest education data.

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Data Snapshot

PIRLS overall reading average scale scores of fourth-grade students, by education system: 2016The U.S. PIRLS overall average reading score of fourth-grade students was 549. This score was higher than the PIRLS scale centerpoint, which is set at 500 points.

SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), 2016.

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The Condition of Education

Condition of EducationBrowse key indicators on the condition of education in the United States at all levels, from prekindergarten through postsecondary, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons. The indicators summarize important developments and trends using the latest statistics, which are updated throughout the year as new data become available.

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