November 26, 2015

Reference: Education Statistics: NCES Updates International Data Table Library

From the National Center for Education Statistics:

NCES has added 30 tables to the International Data Table Library, including new tables on school expenditure by the following criteria:

• core and ancillary services
• level of student education
• public and private educational institutions
• core and ancillary services
• student and school expenditures
• financial aid, tuition and fees
• service category of educational institutions
• resources for staff compensation

Other tables include those related to in-school instructional time per year; student participation in after-school lessons; information on teaching staff (i.e., ratio to students; teacher salaries; teaching hours per year; age and gender distribution; and student graduation rates).

The International Data Table Library now includes over 250 statistical tables with data that compare facets of education in the United States with those of other countries. More tables will be added in the future and data will be updated regularly. The library tables include data collected by NCES as well as data from other organizations, including the OECD and the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). The complete library will include tables addressing five areas: (1) participation in education, (2) education outcomes, (3) school contexts, (4) students’ experiences and attitudes about education, and (5) education system characteristics. The new tables are in areas 3 and 5 and, for the first time, reference statistics providing an overview of economic contexts.

Direct to NCES International Data Table Library

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