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The Cooperative System Fellows Program

Objectives for the Cooperative System Fellows Program include:
  • To increase participants' knowledge of the organization, operation, and programs at NCES.
  • To assist Local Education Agencies (LEAs), states, and institutions of higher education and libraries of all kinds in improving their education data collection systems and capabilities.
  • To increase understanding and use of national education statistics.
  • To increase NCES's understanding of and responsiveness to the issues and challenges facing LEAs, states, institutions of higher education, and library agencies in collecting and reporting education data.
  • To promote and sustain professional standards in the collection of education data.
  • To build a cooperative local/state/higher education/federal network of education data professionals working together to improve the process and results of data collections.