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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally. The structure and activities of the center are as follows (click below for staff listings for each program):

Office of the Commissioner Statistical Standards and Data Confidentiality Annual Reports and Information Assessments Division Sample Surveys Division Administrative Data Division MAPPING Reporting and Dissemination Branch Administrative Support Services Branch National Assessment Branch NAEP NAAL International Assessment Branch PISA PIRLS TIMSS PIAAC TALIS Longitudinal Surveys Branch ECLS-B/ECLS-K High School Longitudinal Study Education Longitudinal Study BPS/B&B Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B) Cross-Sectional Surveys Branch MGLS National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) TFS/PFS/BTLS SASS/NTPS TFS/PFS/BTLS/>
  <area shape= Private School Universe Survey (PSS) NPSAS SSOCS/SCS Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) Postsecondary Education Quick Information System (PEQIS) CTES State Longitudinal Data Systems Branch Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program CEDS Postsecondary Branch Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Elementary/Secondary Branch EDFACTS CCD NPEFS F-33 National Education Longitudinal Study High School & Beyond