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Projections of Education Statistics to 2024

This publication provides projections for key education statistics including statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment and earned degrees conferred expenditures of degree-granting institutions. » More info


Assessing the accuracy of evaluating principals using student test scores

A new report examines the accuracy of four test-based measures of principal performance and finds little evidence that test-based performance systems accurately predict principals' future contributions to student achievement. » More info


Examining patterns and results of teacher certification exams in Palau

REL Pacific examined Palau teachers' performance on a practice version of a test commonly used in the United States to determine whether candidates should become certified to teach. » More info

The Work of IES

Watch a short video on how IES is supporting the development and use of independent education research, evaluation, and statistics.

Standards and Review

The Standards and Review Office (SRO) is responsible for two primary activities: the review of IES reports and the peer review process for the grant applications.

Featured Publications

Teacher reading to and taking questions from a group of young studentsEducator’s Practice Guide to Support Reading For Understanding, K-3

This new What Works Clearinghouse guide has research-based recommendations for improving early grades reading and ideas and tips for implementation in the classroom.

Guide to Education Data Privacy

This free resource for states and districts was developed by practitioners in the field through the National Forum on Education Statistics. It is designed to assist school staff in protecting the confidentiality of student data.

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NAEP 2015 Results: Technology and Engineering Literacy

Little schoolgirl smiling while using digital tablet at desk in classroomSee results from the first Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment.

Visit the TEL results page.