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Characteristics of Private Schools in 201718

There were more than 32,000 private schools in the United States in the fall of 2017, serving nearly 5 million students, according to new results from the 201718 Private School Universe Survey. » More info


How U.S. Teachers and Principals in Grades 7, 8, and 9 Compare Internationally

A new web report shows how teachers' and principals' backgrounds, work environments, professional development, and beliefs and attitudes about teaching compare with their peers across the world in lower secondary education » More info


Algebra I Coursetaking and Postsecondary Enrollment

The High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) is a nationally representative, longitudinal study of over 23,000 9th-graders in 2009. » More info


A look at the percentage of undergraduates who already held a bachelor's or higher degree and the fields they were studying

Six percent of undergraduates in 2015–16 already held a bachelor’s or higher degree. » 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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