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New report examines educational progress and challenges for students by race/ethnicity

NCES released a new report that provides details on the educational progress and challenges students face in the United States by race and ethnicity. » More info


New First Findings Report from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies (ECLS) Program

This report provides a look at the overall fifth-grade reading, math, and science achievement of the students who attended kindergarten for the first time in the 2010-11 school year and were in fifth grade in the spring of 2016 using new data from the final round of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 201011 (ECLS-K:2011). » More info


Dual Enrollment: Participation and Characteristics

This report is based on data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), a nationally representative, longitudinal study of more than 23,000 ninth-graders in 2009. » More info


Digest of Education Statistics 2017

The Digest is a compilation of statistical information covering prekindergarten through graduate school. » 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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