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Government Documents: Education

A guide for the Government Documents Collection

Mission Statement

Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

ED Publications

ED publications are available throughout their website. New or recent publications may be ordered through ED Pubs. or perhaps obtained through interlibrary loan. Older and out-of-print publications may be found in ED Publications in ERIC.

National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. 

Digest for Educational Statistics 1990-current,

Condition of Education 1989-current

Find publications, statistics, survey results, and more.

Data and Research

This is the place to find current information on education-related data and research. 

National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representativ​e and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. 

With the NAEP Data Explorer (NDE) you can create statistical tables, charts, and maps to help you find answers. Explore the results of decades of assessment of students' academic performance, as well as information about factors that may be related to their learning.

Laws and Guidance

Check out this page for information about legislation, regulations, guidance, and other policy documents can be found here for the American Recovery and Reinvestment ActNo Child Left Behind, and other topics.

Publications