About IES

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the nation’s engine for independent, non-partisan research, evaluation, and statistics related to education in the United States. IES funds research on new, practical, and innovative approaches that can help schools successfully meet 21st-century challenges. Every year, educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and the public use IES resources to improve education outcomes for all students.

IES is comprised of four centers – the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE), National Center for Education Research (NCER), and National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). Through its four centers, IES provides a foundation for the use of evidence to improve education in the United States.

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