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Dec10

New Data Released on Bachelorís Degree Recipients

Recently released data describe outcomes of 2015Ė16 bachelorís degree recipients 1 year after graduation. » More info

Dec3

How U.S. 15-year-old Students Performance in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy Compares Internationally

A new web report highlights key comparative performance information about 15-year-old students in the United States and 77 other education systems that participated in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018. » More info

Nov26

A Look at Graduation Rates and Other Postsecondary Data

This provisional set of web tables presents fully edited and imputed data findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) winter data collection, including data on graduation rates for selected cohorts, outcome measures, student financial aid, and admissions. » More info

Nov26

A Look at Enrollment and Other Postsecondary Data

This provisional set of web tables presents fully edited and imputed data findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) spring data collection, including data on enrollment, finance and academic libraries. » 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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