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New Report Examines Public 2-year Students Working Before, During, and After Beginning at a Public 2-Year Institution

Some 44 percent of beginning public 2-year students worked while enrolled in their first year of postsecondary education. » More info


New Report Looks at Revenues and Expenditures for Public School Districts in 2014-15

National median of total revenues and expenditures per pupil increased during FY 14 and FY 15.

The national median of total revenues per pupil across all LEAs was $12,469 in FY 15. » More info


Thirty-eight percent of postsecondary students are in occupational programs below the bachelorís degree level, with health care and business/marketing fields predominating

A new Statistics in Brief report looks at the characteristics of students enrolled in subbaccalaureate occupational education programs, examining their demographic background, fields of study, and the types of institutions in which they enroll. » More info


New Public-use Data Available from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009

This release includes the most recent data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), collected as part of the Second Follow-up. » 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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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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