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New data files and documentation for the 2018-19 Teachers’ Use of Technology for School and Homework Assignments survey

The survey collected data from public school teachers about their understanding of the types of devices and technologies that students use for educational purposes, the impact that students' access to technology outside of school has on teachers' homework assignments, and ways that schools and teachers address challenges that students with limited access to technology face in completing homework assignments. » More info


63 Million Adults Have Low Numeracy — More Than the Population of California and Texas Combined

One in three U.S. adults possesses low numeracy skills, the majority of whom are U.S.-born according to the most recent results of the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) released today by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). » More info


HSLS:09 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study and Student Financial Aid Records Data Release

A new data release from NCES provides information on the postsecondary coursetaking and financial aid awards of fall 2009 ninth-graders who enrolled in postsecondary education after high school. » More info


Expenditures per Pupil for Public K–12 Education Remained Relatively Level in FY 18

Current expenditures per pupil on a national basis remained relatively level at $12,654 in fiscal year (FY) 18, which is an increase of 0.9 percent from FY 17, following an increase of 1.7 percent between FY 16 and FY 17, after adjusting for inflation. At the state level, current expenditures per pupil ranged from $7,576 in Utah to $23,686 in New York. » 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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