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May19

The Condition of Education 2020

The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. » More info

May13

A Look at Postsecondary Certificates and Associate's Degrees in Occupational Fields of Study

This new set of web tables examines trends in subbaccalaureate occupational education from 2005-06 to 2016-17. » More info

May7

Highlights from the PISA 2018 Financial Literacy Assessment

This web-based report presents the 2018 results of the PISA financial literacy assessment. » More info

Apr30

School Nurses in U.S. Public Schools

This Data Point describes the presence of school nurses in public schools for the 2007-08, 2011-12, and 2015-16 school years, and by selected school characteristics for the 2015-16 school year. » 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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