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Nov5

How U.S. 8th Graders Compare in Computer and Information Literacy Internationally

A new web report shows how U.S. 8th-grade students compare with their international peers in computer and information literacy, capacity to think algorithmically, and use of computer and information technology. » More info

Nov4

Geocode Restricted-Use Data Files for 2016 National Household Education Surveys Provide Administrative and Survey Data

NCES released supplementary restricted-use geocode data files that include geographic information for the three 2016 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES:2016) surveys: the Early Childhood Program Participation Survey, the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey, and the Adult Training and Education Survey. » More info

Oct30

2019 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Assessments: Highlighted Results at Grades 4 and 8 for the Nation, States, and Districts

Results are presented in terms of average scale scores and as percentages of students performing at the three NAEP achievement levels: NAEP Basic, NAEP Proficient, and NAEP Advanced. » More info

Oct29

Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Capacity: 2017 SLDS Survey Analysis and Descriptive Statistics

The Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Survey was first administered in 2017, and asks all states and territories to provide information about the types of data that are included in their SLDSs, how they use SLDS data to inform policy, and the capacity of their SLDSs for automated linking of K12, teacher, postsecondary, workforce, Perkins career and technical education, and early childhood data. » 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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