Data Sources by State
This document contains links to national and state education data sources. The content may be useful to educators when developing a school profile.
Early Childhood Data Collaborative
This link is to the website of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative. As noted at its website, "The Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) supports state policymakers' development and use of coordinated state early care and education (ECE) data systems to improve the quality of ECE programs and the workforce, increase access to high-quality ECE programs, and ultimately improve child outcomes."
Half of Young Children in U.S. are Read to at Least Once a Day
This August 2011 U.S. Census Bureau news release reports on 2009 data on the percentages of parents reading to their young children.
National Assessment of Educational Progress
This link provides information about the National Assessment of Educational Progress. As noted at its website, "the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history."
National Center for Children in Poverty
This link is to the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP). As noted at its website, "NCCP is the nation's leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America's low-income families and children. As a division of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, NCCP is a nonpartisan, public interest research organization."
National Center for Education Statistics
This link is to the National Center for Education Statistics. As noted at its website, "the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education."
National Institute for Early Education Research
This link is to the National Institute for Early Education Research's website. As noted at its website, "The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high quality, effective, early childhood education for all young children. Housed at Rutgers University, NIEER has been funded by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts.