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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


The Condition of Education 2019

The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. » More info


New Report Shows Revenues and Expenditures Per Pupil for Public School Districts Increased Between School Year 2014-15 and 2015-16

National Median of Total Revenues and Expenditures Per Pupil Increased in School Year 2015-16. The national median of total revenues per pupil across all LEAs was $12,953 in FY 16, which represents an increase of 3.2 percent from FY 15, after adjusting for inflation. » More info


New report examines Title I funding formulas

Study of the Title I, Part A Grant Program Mathematical Formulas examines the distribution of Title I funds to show how the current formulas affect various types of districts, such as large or small districts, those in poor or rich areas, and those in urban or rural areas. » 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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