The Annual Reports and Information Staff prepares analyses that synthesize data on a variety of education topics, and disseminates these analyses through indicator reports, tabular reports, and web tools. Products include The Digest of Education Statistics, The Condition of Education and Projections of Education Statistics.
The Interagency Working Group on Expanded Measures of Enrollment and Attainment (GEMEnA) is pursuing four strands of work designed to improve the federal government’s ability to measure how adults acquire the skills and credentials needed for work, including occupational certificates, the attainment and maintenance of certification and licensing, on-the-job training, and basic skills development.
This user-friendly local education practitioners-oriented web site is designed to meet the information needs of teachers, administrators, teachers, policymakers, parents and librarians. It contains special features and articles focusing on important education issues and packages and disseminates information on education specifically for these audiences.
NCES has established the National Forum on Education Statistics to improve the collection, reporting, and use of elementary and secondary education statistics. The Forum deals with issues in education data policy, sponsors innovations in data collection and reporting, and provides technical assistance to improve state and local data systems.
NPEC is a voluntary partnership among governmental and nongovernmental providers and users of education data. NPEC has a dual mission: (1) to identify and communicate on-going and emerging issues germane to postsecondary education; and (2) to promote the quality, comparability and utility of postsecondary data and information that support policy development, implementation, and evaluation.
The Statistical Standards and Data Confidentiality Staff program provides methodological and statistical support to NCES, as well as to federal and nonfederal organizations that engage in statistical work in support of NCES' mission. This Program develops standards for procedures to 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 NCES publications and products; and leads the NCES Task Force on Quality Systems.