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U.S. adults with low literacy and numeracy skills: 2012/14 to 2017, NCES 2022-004

This Data Point examines the U.S. adult population with low levels of English literacy and numeracy at two points in time—in the years 2012/2014 and 2017—using the data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). PIAAC is a large-scale international study of working-age adults (ages 16–65). » More info


English Language Development among American Indian English Learner Students in New Mexico

REL Southwest examined American Indian students identified as English learner students at kindergarten entry in New Mexico public schools in 2013/14 and 2014/15. The study looked at their performance on English language proficiency assessments, reclassification rates as English proficient, and grade-level readiness in English language arts and math. It also compared outcomes between students who attended a school with a bilingual multicultural education program (BMEP) and students who did not. » More info


April Blogs from NCER and NCSER

NCER and NCSER recently published blogs that cover several topics in education. » More info

The Work of IES

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Standards and Review

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The IES Standards and Review Office oversees peer review of reports and research grant applications.

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Featured Resources

IES at 20: Reports from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine

Reports commissioned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of IES and provide a vision for IES in the future.

Dashboards on Learning Modes and School Responses to COVID-19

Updates on modes of instruction offered, student enrollment, and schools' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IES Resources for Responding to COVID-19

Resources, research, and statistics about teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic for educators, caregivers, and policymakers.

Transition from DUNS Number to Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) Fact Sheet

Information about the Federal government's transition from the DUNS Number to Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).

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.

Latest Posts from the IES Blog

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Learn more about what IES is doing across the Centers on critical topics in education including English Learners, STEM, Literacy, Career and Technical Education, and Postsecondary Education.