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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.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, etc.
Chronicle of Higher Education Facts and Figures
Provides statistics relevant to higher education.
Digest of Educational Statistics
Provides 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).
Providing state legislators, public officials and child advocates with the reliable data, policy recommendations and tools needed to advance sound policies that benefit children and families. This site is provided by the Anne E. Casey Foundation.
North Carolina Statistics
North Carolina School Report Cards
This online resource provides a single source of data about student achievement and attendance, class size, school safety, teacher quality, school technology and other information from the state’s public and charter schools.
Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina
The Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina is designed to provide legislators, educators, and other interested citizens of North Carolina with a statistical account of higher education in this State. It covers both private and public, 4-year and 2-year institutions.
Education Policy Institutes and Think Tanks
U.S. Department of Education
Information on federal law and policy, including IDEA, NCLB, Title I and more.
Brookings experts have examined a number of issues including assessment and standardized testing, teacher quality, preschool and the connection between education and competitiveness.
Cato's education research is founded on the principle that parents are best suited to make important decisions regarding the care and education of their children.
Center on Educational Policy
The Center on Education Policy is a national, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools.