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Digest of Education Statistics, 2014

The 50th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest''s purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons. » More info


REL Central describes research on state interventions with their lowest-performing schools

REL Central summarizes research on state interventions with chronically low-performing schools. Researchers identified 25 studies that explored the relationship between these interventions and student outcomes. » More info


WWC Revises Review of a Study of Boston Charter Schools

The WWC has revised its review of a 2014 study measuring the effects of attending Boston charter high schools. An independent quality review and additional information from study authors showed that the study had low attrition and meets WWC group design standards without reservations. The research examined the effect of Boston charter high school enrollment on student achievement, high school completion, college enrollment, and college persistence. » More info

FY 2017 Funding Opportunities

Interested in Applying for an IES Research Grant?

IES is now accepting applications for FY 2017 research grants. Learn more about the grant areas and get information and assistance on the application process.

Standards and Review

The Standards and Review Office (SRO) is responsible for two primary activities: the review of IES reports and the peer review process for the grant applications.

Featured Publications

Guide to Elementary/Secondary Virtual Education Data

The National Forum on Education Statistics, administered by NCES, created this guide to develop accurate, high-quality data on the performance of students engaged in virtual learning.

Summary of Research Generated by Striving Readers on the Effectiveness of Interventions for Struggling Adolescent Readers

The Striving Readers program aims to raise the literacy levels of middle and high school students who are reading below grade level and to build a strong research base on effective adolescent literacy interventions.

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NAEP 2015 Results: Mathematics and Reading

See results from the 2015 NAEP in Mathematics and Reading for students in grades 4 and 8.

Visit NAEP and view 2015 mathematics and reading results.