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National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.

Selected titles have their own page. See navigation menu.

NCES site states: "The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally."

NCES recent changes to website: 

"In 2021, NCES has launched a multi-phase effort to update the web pages for the Annual Reports and Information Staff (Annual Reports). The first phase of the web updates occurred in May when the latest edition of the Condition of Education was released. There are now two new explore features to search indicators based on topic areas (e.g., postsecondary faculty and staff) as well as subgroup characteristics (e.g., educational attainment, time series, and race/ethnicity)."
"In addition, the updated Indicators of School Crime and Safety are now released through the Condition of Education Indicator System. The older versions of these indicators will still be available through the Annual Reports Publications page."

Selected Surveys & Publications (NCES)

NCES publishes several flagship resources, many of which serve as key titles for library reference questions.

These are just few of the titles. Some have their own page on this guide.