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Through the International Activities Program, NCES supports a variety of activities to provide statistical data for cross-national comparisons of education. On behalf of the United States, NCES participates in the International Indicators of Education Systems (INES), a program of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organization of 35 member countries. NCES conducts various international assessments and surveys in the United States. These include the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), and the International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) – which are organized by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) – and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), and the International Early Learning Study (IELS) – which are organized by the OECD.

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