Research and statistics
U.S. Department of Education

Research and statistics

ED Data Express consolidates relevant data collected by the Department from several different sources and provides a variety of tools that allow users to explore the data and create individualized reports.  More research, evaluation and statistics are available at our Research and Statistics page.  This page contains links to:

  • The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing education-related data in the U.S. and abroad.  The NCES Website puts that data at your fingertips.The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the Department’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), produces the world’s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature.  ERIC provides the public with a centralized website for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966.
  • The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the Department’s main agency for research, evaluation, and dissemination; statistics; and guidance to further evidence-based policy and practice.
  • The Guide to Evidence-Based Practices is a user friendly guide for identifying and implementing educational practices that are supported by rigorous evidence.
  • The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was established by the Department to provide an independent, trusted source of scientific evidence regarding what works in education.


Topic Information
  • Topic #: 28022-597
  • Date Created: 12/31/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 09/16/2016
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