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A look at public and private K-12 school principals in the U.S.

The 2017-18 National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) is a state and nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. » More info


Comparisons of 2017 States' Standards Set for Grades 4 and 8 in Reading and Mathematics Using the National Assessment of Educational Progress

The 2017 edition of this report highlights the results of mapping state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales using state assessment results from the 201617 school year and the 2017 NAEP assessments for public schools. » More info


A Look at Undergraduate Borrowing Rates and Loan Amounts by Student Age: 1995–96 Through 2015–16

The average cumulative amount borrowed by undergraduates increased for all age groups between 1995–96 and 2015–16. » More info


A Look at Trends in Undergraduate Nonfederal Grant and Scholarship Aid, 2003–04 Through 2015–16

These tables present the percentage of undergraduates who received nonfederal grant and scholarship aid and the average amounts received, by aid type (need- or merit-based), source (state, institution, or employer), and selected student and institutional characteristics. » 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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