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December 5, 2017
NCES Statement on PIRLS 2016 – Today, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is releasing results on the performance of students in the United States from two studies: the Progress in Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and a companion study known as ePIRLS conducted in 2016.
November 15, 2017
Sesquicentennial Celebration of NCES – On November 15, 2017, the American Educational Research Association, the American Statistical Association, and the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics hosted a forum on Capitol Hill commemorating the 150th anniversary of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The event brought together research and policy experts for a discussion of the pioneering work of the second-oldest federal statistical agency, and a thoughtful exploration of NCES’s successes, opportunities, and challenges. Acting NCES Commissioner Peggy G. Carr delivered opening remarks.
April 25, 2017
Eighth-Graders’ Arts Scores Remain Steady Since 2008 – Overall achievement in music and visual arts for the nation’s eighth-graders has remained the same since 2008, according to The Nation’s Report Card released today by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).
January 25, 2017
NCES Statement on Integrity, Independence, and Innovation: The Future of NCES – In 2015, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) commissioned the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) to perform a review of all aspects of the Center’s performance as a Federal statistical agency. It had been three decades since the last comprehensive review of the Center, a review which produced the landmark National Academy of Sciences report, Creating a center for education statistics: A time for action (1986). In the intervening years, rapid technological and economic change has heightened the need for clear, accurate, credible, and easily accessible data—and changed many things about the way we do our business.

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