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NCES Launches Challenge Competition for Automated Scoring for Nationís Report Card Challenge competitors invited to score selection of reading items to demonstrate ability to reliably, accurately, transparently, and fairly score items using automated processes

This open competition invites members of the natural language processing community to apply their skills to score a sample of NAEP reading items. » More info


Characteristics of Private Schools in 2019–20

There were more than 32,000 private schools in the United States in the fall of 2019, serving nearly 4.7 million students, according to new results from the 2019–20 Private School Universe Survey. » More info


July and August Blogs From NCES

NCES recently published blogs on NCES-led AAPOR conference presentations; preliminary public school enrollment data from CCD; and highlights from the Back-to-School Fast Fact. » More info


Updated Online Data Tools in DataLab

NCES has released a new, updated version of DataLab, a platform of web-based tools that provide the public with access to data collected through NCES studies. » 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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Data Snapshot

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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