Skip Navigation
What's New at NCES
Sep20

Changes in Pell Grant Participation and Median Income of Recipients

This Data Point is based on data from four iterations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), a large, nationally representative sample survey of students that includes data on the application for and receipt of financial aid. » More info

Sep15

Just Released: Education at a Glance 2016

"Education at a Glance", an annual publication produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), provides data on the structure, finances and progress of education systems in the 35 OECD countries, including the U.S., as well as a number of partner countries. » More info

Sep15

Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2012/2014: U.S. National Supplement Restricted Use Data Files-Household

The PIAAC 2012/14 U.S. RUF contains individual unit record data including both responses to the background questionnaire and the cognitive assessment from both the first and second U.S. PIAAC data collections, completed in 2012 and 2014, respectively. » More info

Sep15

Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2012/2014: U.S. National Supplement Public Use Data Files-Household

The PIAAC 2012/14 U.S. PUF contains individual unit record data including both responses to the background questionnaire and the cognitive assessment from both the first and second U.S. PIAAC data collections, completed in 2012 and 2014, respectively. » More info

NCES Video Highlights

Adult SkillsThe Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a large-scale international study of adult skills and life experiences. Watch our new video to find out how the skills of U.S. adults compare with those of adults in other countries, and how skills vary within three important groups in the U.S. population: the unemployed, young adults, and older adults.

Watch Here

Data Snapshot

Problem Solving Skills of 15-year-olds, 2013The U.S. average score on PISA 2012 Problem Solving was 508, which was higher than the OECD-PS average of 500.

SOURCE: Key findings from PISA 2012 Problem Solving: United States

» More info

The Condition of Education

Condition of EducationBrowse key indicators on the condition of education in the United States at all levels, including prekindergarten, elementary and secondary, and postsecondary. The COE summarizes important developments and trends using the latest statistics, which are updated as data become available.

The Condition of Education homepage
Download the latest report
View the COE mobile site

Latest Posts from the NCES Blog