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

This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of IES by recommitting to the values of transparency, accountability, and modernization. To support us in fulfilling these obligations, IES and its national education centers commissioned the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to conduct a review of our research centers, NCES, and NAEP. The reports that resulted from these reviews are described below.

A Pragmatic Future for NAEP: Containing Costs and Updating Technologies

NASEM's report on NAEP discusses strategies to manage the cost of NAEP while maintaining its status as the gold standard in educational testing.

Release Date: March 24, 2022

The Future of Education Research at IES

NASEM's report on NCER and NCSER provides insight on critical areas where new research is needed in the education sciences and highlights new methods and training opportunities to support that research.

Release Date: March 31, 2022

A Vision and Roadmap for Education Statistics

NASEM's report on NCES examines how NCES can modernize education statistics and incorporate new sources of data.

Release Date: April 7, 2022

Additional Resources

Statement on A Vision and Roadmap for Education Statistics

Joint statement from Mark Schneider (IES Director) and Peggy Carr (NCES Commissioner)

Statement on The Future of Education Research at IES

Joint statement from Mark Schneider (IES Director), Elizabeth Albro (NCER Commissioner), Joan McLaughlin (NCSER Commissioner), and Anne Ricciuti (IES Deputy Director for Science)

Statement of National Center for Education Statistics Commissioner Peggy G. Carr on A Pragmatic Future for NAEP

NCES Commissioner Peggy Carr's statement on the release of the NASEM panel report on NAEP

Statement on A Pragmatic Future for NAEP

IES Director Mark Schneider's statement on the release of the NASEM panel report on NAEP

A Year for Reflection and Continued Transformation

A blog from IES Director Mark Schneider, who describes the purpose of the NASEM panels and his goals for a future-oriented IES