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Digest of Education Statistics: 2011
Digest of Education Statistics: 2011

NCES 2012-001
May 2012

Appendix A.5. Council of Chief State School Officers

State Education Indicators

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of the public officials who head departments of public education in the states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Defense dependents schools, and five outlying areas. The CCSSO Education Indicators project provides leadership in developing a system of state-by-state indicators of the condition of K–12 education. Indicator activities include collecting and reporting statistical indicators by state, tracking state policy changes, assisting with accountability systems, and conducting analysis of trends in education. Key State Education Policies on PK–12 Education is one of the publications issued by the State Educators Project. It is intended to inform policymakers and educators about the current status of key education policies that define and shape elementary and secondary education in public schools in the nation. State education staff reported on current policies through a survey, and CCSSO staff collected additional assessment information through state websites.

Further information on CCSSO publications may be obtained from

Rolf Blank
State Education Indicators Program
Council of Chief State School Officers
One Massachusetts Avenue NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20001