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National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is one of the principal agencies of the Federal Statistical System of the United States, a decentralized network of federal agencies that produce statistical data. Part of the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, NCES is the primary federal office responsible for gathering, analyzing, reporting, and disseminating data on foreign and domestic education systems. NCES activities include the following: collection of administrative data from schools, districts, and states; administration of representative surveys; and oversight of national assessments that permit analyses across subgroups of the U.S. student population. Data products at NCES include both universe data collections, which include data on all subjects in a population, and nationally and internationally representative sample survey data. NCES ...

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