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Some Basics (Education)
Data.gov - Education
"Explore education datasets, apps, resources for the classroom, and details about paying for college. These datasets cover education at all levels."
Access to a wide range of survey and other data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Digest of Education Statistics
Electronic versions of the annual from 1990 to the present.
Digest of Education Statistics [Print edition]
Available in print since 1975, and online since 1990 from the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics. "The Digest's primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American 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." (preface of the 2011 edition)
ERIC - Education Resources Information Center [Rutgers Restricted]
The largest education database in the world, ERIC contains over 1.3 million citations for journal articles, books, research papers, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, dissertations, theses, and other materials in the field of education. A publicly accessible version
is also available.
NAEP Data Explorer
Provides national and state data in more than 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. Long term trends are available as far back as 1970 for some data. From the National Center for Education Statistics.
National Center for Education Statistics Annual Reports and information
Brings together data from The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States, Indicators of School Crime and Safety, and Projections of Education Statistics.
United States Education Dashboard
Presents indicators in the areas of college attainment, early learning, post-secondary education, teacher evaluation, and overall effectiveness of education. From the U.S. Department of Education.