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Dec6

Revenues and Expenditures for Public K-12 Education Increase for Third Consecutive Year

Revenues and expenditures increased in public K-12 education for the third consecutive school year in 2015–16 (Fiscal Year 2016). » More info

Dec4

Graduation Rates for Selected Cohorts, 2009-14; Outcome Measures for Cohort Year 2009-10; Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2016-17; and Admissions in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2017.

This First Look includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) winter 2017-18 data collection, which included four survey components: Graduation Rates for selected cohorts 2009-2014, Outcome Measures for cohort year 2009-10, Student Financial Aid data for the academic year 2016-17, as well as Admissions for Fall 2017. » More info

Nov14

A Look at the Factors that Influence Students' College Choice

Factors that high school students reported as influences on their college choice are discussed in this Data Point using data from NCES's most recent secondary longitudinal cohort study (HSLS:09). » More info

Nov13

A Look at Reasons for Change of Educational Setting in High School

Reasons that high school students reported for transferring high schools or becoming homeschooled are discussed in this Data Point using data from NCES's most recent secondary longitudinal cohort study (HSLS:09). » 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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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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