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A Look at CTE Coursetaking in City, Suburban, Town, and Rural Areas

This Data Point examines coursetaking in career and technical education (CTE) among public high school graduates in city, suburban, town, and rural areas. Graduates in towns and rural areas were found to earn more CTE credits than graduates in cities and suburbs; this pattern was also found in the two CTE subject areas of agriculture and natural resources and construction. » More info


REL Midwest Report Examines the Postsecondary Education and Employment Pathways of Minnesota Public High School Graduates

The study examined differences in the postsecondary pathways of Minnesota public high school graduates one year after graduation and their college certificate and degree attainment and employment outcomes six years after graduation. » More info


Director's Biennial Report to Congress (FY2017-18)

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has released our Director's Biennial Report to Congress for Fiscal Years 2017-18.

IES is focusing on its mission as an applied research agency. IES has invested—and will continue to invest—in basic research, but as a science and statistical agency housed in the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute's work focuses on improving the outcomes of learners throughout the life cycle. This means an emphasis on translating research for widespread use. » 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 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

New Topic Pages: Early Childhood Education And Social, Emotional, And Behavioral Influences On Learning

Four children at a desk in classroomLearn more about what IES is doing across the Centers on these important topics.

Visit the Early Childhood Education and Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Influences on Learning topic pages