The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. NCES issues numerous publications and datasets each year. These include: early releases, issue briefs, statistical reports, directories, and handbooks of standard terminology.
Many publications report the findings of specific surveys, but at least three--Digest of Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics, and The Condition of Education--cover the field of education statistics from a broad perspective.
NCES Programs and Surveys http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/
Select data from various programs within the Center for Education Statistics.
NCES Quick Tables and Figures http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/
This search tool lets you locate all tables/figures/charts published in the inventory of NCES' Education Statistics Quarterly; the National Education Data Resource Center (NEDRC) Post Secondary Tables Library; the Condition of Education; the Digest of Education Statistics, and other NCES publication. Tables are constantly being added to this database (close to 4,500 tables, graphs, and figures are now available).
National Assessment of Educational Progress http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/
Collects and reports information on student performance at the national, state, and local levels. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S. history, and beginning in 2014, in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL). NAEP results are reported in The Nation's Report Card.
Nation’s Report Card http://nationsreportcard.gov/about.asp
NAEP Data Tools http://nationsreportcard.gov/data_tools.asp
International Activities Program nces.ed.gov/surveys/international/
Provides statistical data for cross-national comparisons of education. NCES participates in the International Indicators of Education Systems (INES), an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) program.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
Information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs.
Resource URL: http://nces.ed.gov/