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December 3, 2019
NCES Commissionerís Statement on PISA 2018 – Today, the National Center for Education Statistics is releasing U.S. results from the 2018 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). PISA is a study that measures how well 15-year-old students around the world can apply their knowledge of reading, mathematics, and science to real-world tasks—in other words, their “literacy” in each subject. PISA has been administered every three years since 2000 and is coordinated globally by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In 2018, 79 education systems participated in PISA, including all 37 member countries of the OECD and 42 other countries and subnational education systems.
November 15, 2019
NCES Commissionerís Statement on PIAAC 2017 – Today, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is releasing results on the performance of U.S. adults on the 2017 Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). The web report we are releasing today, entitled “Highlights of the 2017 U.S. PIAAC Results,” presents key findings about the literacy, numeracy, and digital problem-solving skills of U.S. adults ages 16 to 65, as well as information about major background characteristics.
May 22, 2019
NCES Statement on the Release of the 2019 Condition of Education – We are pleased to present The Condition of Education 2019, a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year’s report includes 48 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons.

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