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Nov25

Due to COVID Pandemic, NCES to delay National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) assessment

Due to the impact of the COVID pandemic on school operations, it will not be possible for NCES to conduct the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments in accordance with the statutory requirements defined by the Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA) which requires NAEP to be conducted in a valid and reliable manner every 2 years (20 U.S.C. 9622(b)(2)(B)). » More info

Nov19

A Look at Principal Professional Development in U.S. Public Schools

This NCES Statistics in Brief examines professional development topics and activities reported by public school principals. » More info

Nov17

A Look at Career and Technical Education Coursetaking Among Public High School Graduates

This Statistics in Brief examines public high school graduates' career and technical education (CTE) coursetaking as of 2013, and trends in students' CTE coursetaking from 1992 to 2013. » More info

Oct28

2019 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Assessments: Highlighted Results at Grade 12 for the Nation

These online Highlights present overviews of grade 12 results from the NAEP 2019 mathematics report and the 2019 reading report. » 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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