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2012 National Board for Education Sciences Annual Report
Briefing Material for Board Members

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCESís existence predates IES. ESRA made NCES part of IES in 2002.

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.