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First Look Report Presents Preliminary Findings on COVID-19 Pandemic Effects on Undergraduates from the 2019–20 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:20)

A unique First Look report released by NCES describes the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on postsecondary students. » More info


Expenditures per Pupil for Public K12 Education Increased in FY 19

Current expenditures per pupil on a national basis increased by 2.1 percent to $13,187 from FY 19 to FY 18, following an increase of 0.9 percent between FY 17 and FY 18, after adjusting for inflation.

Increases in current expenditures per pupil from FY 18 to FY 19 were among the five highest in Oklahoma (10.3 percent), Washington (8.2 percent), Colorado (5.9 percent), California (5.5 percent), and West Virginia (3.9 percent). » More info


New Study Examines Proficiency Skills of U.S. Young Adults at Ages 15 and 19

A new report examines the literacy and numeracy skills of U.S. young adults as they transition to post-high school life and how these are related to their earlier proficiency in reading and mathematics in Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). » More info


Parental Involvement in U.S Public Schools in 2017-18

This report examines parent and/or guardian involvement in various school-based engagement opportunities, as reported by public elementary and secondary school principals before the coronavirus pandemic. » More info

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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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Score gap between high-performing (top 10 percent) and low-performing (bottom 10 percent) U.S. 8th-greaders was 256 points. Larger than the gap in most education systems.

Scores are reported on a scale of 0 to 1,000. See Figure M2b of the TIMSS 2019 U.S. Highlights Results.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2019.

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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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