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Datasets and Statistics: Education

This guide provides information on using datasets and statistics in your research.

Datasets and statistics for Education

Child Care and Early Research Connections - Offers datasets on child care and early education suitable for further analysis and statistical results generated from public sources.

Childstats.gov - The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) is a collection of 23 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families.

Chronicle of Higher Education Facts & Figures - Sort data on more than 80 measures to compare states in terms of their demographic challenges, the educational level of their residents, faculty pay, college enrollment, diversity, graduation rates, tuition costs, and much more.

KidsCount Data Center - KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report — the KIDS COUNT Data Book — that assesses child well-being in the United States. The indicators featured in the Data Book are also available in the Data Center.

NAEP State Profiles - Find key data for state/jurisdiction performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments in mathematics, reading, writing, and science at grades 4, 8 and 12 (where applicable). View trends and demographics, download snapshot reports, and compare results for each state/jurisdiction to the nation and to the other states.

Nation's Report Card - Select a jurisdiction and a result to see how students performed on the latest NAEP assessments (see above)

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) - Issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), PISA tests the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in mathematics, reading, and science internationally.

Public Agenda - Find reports and surveys on public opinion issues, community engagement, and education.

TIMSS & PIRLS - Located at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education, IEA’s TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center conducts regular international comparative assessments of student achievement in mathematics and science (TIMSS) and in reading (PIRLS) in more than 60 countries. TIMSS (the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) and PIRLS (the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) together comprise the core cycle of studies for IEA – the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. Headquartered in Amsterdam and with a major data processing and research center in Hamburg, IEA has been conducting international comparative studies of student achievement since 1959.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Data Centre - The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the official and trusted source of internationally-comparable data on education, science, culture and communication.

World Data on Education -  Uses the information included in the National Reports on the Development of Education, supplemented with data from other sources to put out reports on each country in the world.

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