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New Findings on Fourth-Grade Students Performing below NAEP Basic in Reading

The 2018 NAEP Oral Reading Fluency study assessed the oral reading fluency of fourth-grade public school students as well as the likely underlying sources of poor fluency. » More info


Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Capacity: 2018 SLDS Survey Analysis and Descriptive Statistics

The Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Survey was first administered in 2018, and asks all states and territories to provide information about the types of data that are included in their SLDSs, how they use SLDS data to inform policy, and the capacity of their SLDSs for automated linking of K–12, teacher, postsecondary, workforce, Perkins career and technical education and early childhood data. » More info


2020-21 Common Core of Data (CCD) Preliminary Files now available

2020-21 Common Core of Data (CCD) Preliminary Files are now available. » More info


New Report Presents Key Findings From School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS) for 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years

A new NCES report, Highlights of School-Level Finance Data: Selected Findings From the School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS), School Years 2015-16 and 2016-17 provides evidence that comprehensive PK-12 education spending data can be effectively collected at the school level and utilized to evaluate differences in school spending based on various school characteristics. » 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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