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National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES)


NHES provides descriptive data on the educational activities of the U.S. population and offers policymakers, researchers, and educators a variety of statistics on the condition of education in the United States. Each NHES survey collects specific data based on a set of research questions that guide the development of the questionnaire. As described above, the main subject areas for the NHES program are:

  • Adult training and education;
  • Homeschooling
  • Young children’s care and education; and
  • Parent and family involvement in education
Analysts should review the instrument for each survey to identify areas of particular interest to them.