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Internal Resources

The following resources are internal sites that are administered and maintained by the U.S. Department of Education:

EDFacts

EDFacts is a U. S. Department of Education initiative to put performance data at the center of policy, management and budget decisions for all K-12 educational programs. EDFacts centralizes performance data supplied by K-12 state education agencies (SEAs) with other data assets, such as financial grant information, within the Department to enable better analysis and use in policy development, planning and management. This website provides background information on the EDFacts initiative, as well as links to documents about the data set and links to state profiles developed by the EDFacts team.

National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a program of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. It is a nationally representative assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. The NAEP website houses information on a wide range of topics related to the assessment, including its history, state and national results (via the NAEP Data Explorer), and publications on special topics of interest (e.g., the achievement gap and high school transcript studies). Through this website, users can access the entire NAEP data set and its documentation.

National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is part of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. It is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. NCES collects data on all aspects of education, from preprimary education to adult and vocational education. This website provides background information about NCES and about their data collections.

Common Core of Data

The Common Core of Data (CCD) is a program of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics that annually collects fiscal and non-fiscal data about all public elementary and secondary schools, public school districts and state education agencies in the United States. The data are supplied by state education agency officials and include information that describes schools and school districts, including name, address, and phone number; descriptive information about students and staff, including demographics; and fiscal data, including revenues and current expenditures. From this website, users can also link to the Build a Table tool, which allows users to explore CCD data. This site also provides links to the complete documentation of the data set.

ESEA Reports to Congress

The Department's official reports to Congress, required under section 1111(h)(5) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Consolidated State Performance Reports (CSPR)

State by state CSPR data submissions, which are the states' official data reporting on many formula grant programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Civil Rights Data Collection

Data tool for exploring the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), which collects data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation's public schools for use by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), other Department of Education offices, and other policymakers and researchers. This data collection provides information about students in public elementary and secondary schools on a variety of indicators, including enrollment, access to educational programs or services, and academic proficiency results, "disaggregated" or broken out, by factors including race, ethnicity, sex, and disability.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

The primary source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary institutions in the United States.

Elementary/Secondary Information System (ELSi)

The Elementary/Secondary Information System (ELSi) is an NCES web application that allows users to quickly view public and private school data and create custom tables and charts using data from the Common Core of Data (CCD) and Private School Survey (PSS).

United States Education Dashboard

A data display focused on priority areas for the current administration. The Dashboard presents indicators in 4 areas that are critical to improving educational results and achieving the President's 2020 college attainment goal.

 
   
   

   

External Resources

The following resources are external education related sites and are not administered or maintained by the U.S. Department of Education:

Center on Education Policy

The Center on Education Policy (CEP) conducts national research on public education. The CEP website houses a variety of publications and resources on a wide range of education topics including assessments, Congressional actions, graduation data and high school dropouts, special education, standards-based reform, student achievement, teachers, and vouchers. This site is useful for users interested in seeing analyses of education data conducted by an external organization.

Council of Chief State School Officers

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public. The CCSSO website houses a wide range of publications and resources on, for example, accountability, assessments and standards, data quality, early childhood education, educational leadership, math and science, special education, teacher quality, and many other topics of interest. In addition, the CCSSO website houses contact information for all state education agencies in the country. This site is useful for users interested in seeing tables and analyses of education data conducted by an external organization.

Data Quality Campaign

The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) is a national, collaborative effort to encourage and support state policymakers to improve the availability and use of high-quality education data to improve student achievement. The campaign website provides tools and resources to help states implement and use longitudinal data systems, while providing a national forum for reducing duplication of effort and promoting greater coordination and consensus among the organizations focused on improving data quality, access and use. This website provides context on the efforts at the state level to improve the quality of all their data.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Data

This website provides public access to data about children and youth with disabilities served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - Part B and C; technical assistance (TA) materials to support the collection, analysis and reporting of IDEA data; and the forms and spreadsheets used for collection.

Education Data Communicty

This website provides links to various Department of Education data tools and includes a catalogue of raw education data sets, both from the Department of Education and other agencies.

KIDS COUNT

KIDS COUNT is one of the major initiatives of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization dedicated to addressing the needs of disadvantaged children in the United States. The KIDS COUNT website houses a database of state-by-state and national data on a variety of child well-being indicator including education, economic status, health, safety, and risk factors; publications and resources on factors that impact child well-being; and contact information for entities in a network of states working toward improving the well-being of disadvantaged children.

National Governor's Association

The National Governors Association (NGA) is a bipartisan organization of the nation's governors. It shares best practices related to education and other policy areas. The NGA website houses publications from the NGA Center for Best Practices and a newsroom of current national events. This site is useful for users interested in seeing education resources published by an external organization.

Urban Institute

The Urban Institute provides nonpartisan economic and social policy research on a range of topics, including education. The website of the Urban Institute houses publications on education-related topics including, for example, school and teacher evaluations, school-based partnerships and services, standards-based reform, and vouchers. This site is useful for users interested in seeing analyses of education data published by an external organization.

New America Foundation: Federal Education Budget Project

Comparative analysis of funding, student demographics and achievement data. Comprised of 13,641 school districts.