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Department of Education News
U.S. Department of Education
The Condition of Education
This website has the key indicators of the condition of education in the United States. These indicators summarize important developments and trends using the latest statistics and are updated every year or every other year. A Congressionally mandated annual report on these indicators is provided to the White House and Congress each year.
Department of Education
The Department of Education establishes policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds. It also collects data on America's schools and disseminates education research.
Digest of Education Statistics
The primary purpose of the Digest of Education Statistics is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Institute of Education Sciences
The research arm of the Department of Education, the mission of the IES is to provide rigorous and relevant evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly.
National Assessment of Educational Progress
Also known as "The Nation's Report Card," the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.
National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. It publishes a variety of annual reports.
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