National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): Valuable resource for educational statistics. Major reports from the NCES include:
- Condition of Education: A report that tracks the status and progress of education in the US.
- Digest of Education Statistics: A compilation of statistical information from numerous sources, both government and private, covering K-12 and higher education.
- Projections of Education Statistics: Reports key education statistics such as enrollment, expenditures, etc.
- Indicators of School Crime and Safety: Covers topics such as victimization, teacher injury, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, and student perceptions of personal safety at school. Indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time. Data on crimes that occur away from school are offered as a point of comparison where available.
- Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972–2009.
Also available from NCES:
- Fast Facts: Provides quick and easy access to educational data related to assessments, early childhood, elementary/secondary, international, libraries, post secondary, and references/other information.
- Tables and Figures: A searchable database for tables, figures, and charts published in NCES publications.
- Data Tools: Provides links to tools that allow you to create customized tables
- Integrated PostSecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): “ the primary source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary institutions in the United States”
- Education Statistics Quarterly: Reviews all the current NCES projects and work.
- National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP): “…the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what Am a's students know and can do in various subject areas.”
Fed Stats: Searchable database with collection of statistics from more than 100 government agencies.
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics: Forum for 22 federal agencies along with several private research organizations that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families.
United Nations Education, Scientific, and Culture Organization (UNESCO):
Pew Research Center: Publishes reports and studies on a variety of subjects, including education.
National Education Association (NEA): Publishes reports and statistics related to education in the United States.
OECD‘s UNESCO/OECD/EUROSTAT (UOE) Database: Provides information on key educational indicators from nations around the world.