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Paths Through Mathematics and Science: Patterns and Relationships in High School Coursetaking

This report examines the sequence of courses that high school graduates take in mathematics, science, engineering and technology through their high school years using data from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study. » More info


Subbaccalaureate occupational education continues to account for almost 40 percent of all undergraduate education in the U.S.

Trends in subbaccalaureate occupational education from 2003 to 2015 are examined in terms of the number of credentials awarded, the types of institutions that provide these credentials, and the subject-fields studied over this time period. » More info


New Report on Postcollegiate Outcomes of 2007–08 College Graduates

A new report from NCES examines employment, education debt, and enrollment among college graduates. » More info


18 percent of regular, full-time public school teachers hold jobs outside their school system

This Data Point describes regular, full-time public school teachers’ jobs outside their school system. » 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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