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Jan21

High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09): A First Look at the Postsecondary Transcripts and Student Financial Aid Records of Fall 2009 Ninth-Graders

This First Look report provides selected findings from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Postsecondary Education Transcript Study and Student Financial Aid Records Collection (PETS-SR). » More info

Jan14

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates

This report draws on an array of nationally representative surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates. » More info

Dec31

Price of College for Full-Time Undergraduates in U.S. Postsecondary Institutions in 2015-16.

A new report from NCES highlights various measures of the price of college for full-time undergraduates enrolled in U.S. postsecondary institutions in 2015-16. » More info

Dec24

Latest edition of statistical compendium provides new and historical data on all aspects of education

The Digest of Education Statistics 2018 is a comprehensive statistical reference for all levels of education. » 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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