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A Look at CTE Coursetaking in City, Suburban, Town, and Rural Areas

This Data Point examines coursetaking in career and technical education (CTE) among public high school graduates in city, suburban, town, and rural areas. » More info


A Look at Trends in Graduate Student Financing, 2003–04 Through 2015–16

These tables present 12-year trends in graduate student enrollment, average price of attendance, amount and types of financial aid received, and amounts borrowed in student loans. » More info


Total Price of College Attendance Covered by Pell Grants

A new report from NCES examines trends in the total price of attendance covered by Pell Grants and the percentage of Pell Grant recipients who receive federal student loans. » More info


New U.S. Data Available from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016

New data are available from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). » 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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