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Profile of Very Low and Low-Income Undergraduates in U.S. Postsecondary Institutions in 2015–16.

A new report from NCES profiles demographic and enrollment characteristics, financial aid, and price of attendance of very low- and low-income undergraduates enrolled in U.S. postsecondary institutions in 2015–16. » More info


A Look at Trends in Pell Grant Receipt and the Characteristics of Pell Grant Recipients, 200304 Through 201516

These tables present the percentage of undergraduates who received a Pell Grant and the average amount received, by selected student characteristics. » More info


New Report Looks at School Choice in the United States.

School Choice in the United States: 2019 uses recent data from multiple NCES surveys to describe the landscape of school choice in the United States. » More info


A Look at Student Victimization in U.S. Schools

This statistics in brief examines student reports of criminal victimization at school, and in the areas surrounding schools. » 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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