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Aug1

A look at how U.S. men and women compare on literacy and numeracy

This new Data Point from NCES examines the literacy and numeracy skills of U.S. men and women ages 16-65. » More info

Jul31

Principal attrition and mobility in public schools, data from the 201617 Principal Follow-up Survey.

This report presents selected findings from the Public School Principal Status Data File of the 2016–17 Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS). » More info

Jul17

Children's Participation in Instructional Programs Designed to Teach English Language Skills

NCES releases a new report that examines differences in the student and school characteristics of kindergartners who participated in instructional programs designed to teach English language skills and students who did not participate in such programs in the kindergarten class of 2010–11. » More info

Jul9

New Report Examines Public 2-year Students Working Before, During, and After Beginning at a Public 2-Year Institution

Some 44 percent of beginning public 2-year students worked while enrolled in their first year of postsecondary education. » More info

NCES Video Highlights

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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