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Oct15

A Look at the Educational, Employment, and Earnings Expectations of Young Adults

A new report from NCES examines the educational, employment, and earnings expectations of the 2009 ninth-grade cohort in 2016. » More info

Oct14

A Look at Graduation Rates and Other Postsecondary Data

This provisional set of web tables presents fully edited and imputed data findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) winter data collection, including data on graduation rates for selected cohorts, outcome measures, student financial aid, and admissions. » More info

Sep30

New Report Shows Revenues and Expenditures Per Pupil for Public School Districts Increased Between 2016-17 and 2017-18

The national median of total revenues per pupil and expenditures per pupil increased across all public school districts between budget years 2017 and 2018. » More info

Sep22

Race and Ethnicity of Public School Teachers and Their Students

This Data Point examines the race and ethnicity of public school teachers in the United States by the race and ethnicity of the student bodies they teach. » 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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