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Functions of NCES

As a Recognized Statistical Agency, NCES has the following four fundamental responsibilities established by law (44 U.S.C. 3563(a)(1)):

  1. to produce and disseminate relevant and timely statistical information;
  2. conduct credible and accurate statistical activities;
  3. conduct objective statistical activities; and
  4. protect the trust of information providers by ensuring the confidentiality and exclusive statistical use of their responses.