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Statistical Standards Program


The Statistical Standards Program provides methodological and statistical support to the Center, as well as to federal and nonfederal organizations that engage in statistical work in support of NCES's mission.

This Program develops standards that ensure the quality of statistical surveys, analyses and products; consults and advises on the implementation of standards for all Center projects; coordinates the review and adjudication process for publications and other Center products; and coordinated the revision of the NCES Statistical Standards. The Program also monitors and administers confidentiality procedures and related restricted-use data licenses for Center data products. In addition, the Statistical Standards Program consults and advises on emerging statistical issues and initiates, monitors or participates in long-term statistical and methodological research projects.