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2017-18 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) public-use data and user's manual are now available.

The Data File User's Manual contains information about the sample design, data collection, imputation, and weighting procedures for the public-use data file. » More info


Methodology report for state and county estimates of adult literacy and numeracy skills.

Today, NCES released Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC): State and County Estimation Methodology Report on U.S. adult literacy and numeracy skills. » More info


High School Credits in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Are Related to Some Early Labor Market Outcomes

Three years after high school graduation, those graduates who earned 3.00 or more CTE credits are less often unemployed and more often receive health insurance and retirement benefits, compared to their peers who earned fewer CTE credits. » More info


2018-19 Common Core of Data (CCD) Universe Files data files now available

These files are the product of the Common Core of Data (CCD) data collection for the 2018-19 school year. » 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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