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Education Statistics and Data



Primary and Secondary



United States

International and Comparative Data

Data for Analysis

  • Survey data from Statistics Canada can be accessed through ODESI at Scholar's Portal
    Relevant datasets include the National Longitudinal Surveys of Children and Youth, Canadian data from the International Youth Survey, the General Social Surveys, and others. Look at the data under "Social Surveys" as well as "Education".
  • U.S. National Longitudinal Surveys
    Surveys following youth as they grow into adulthood. Includes education questions and results of cognitive and other tests. Useful for tracking long-term outcomes.
  • U.S. National Center for Education Statistics
    See for example the ELS (Education Longitudinal Study of 2002), HSLS (High School Longitudinal Study of 2009), and others. U.S. public use government data tends to be more detailed than Canadian (has detail that in Canada would be restricted)
  • PreK-3rd Data Resource Center
    Provides access to a collection of U.S.Prekindergarten through Third Grade longitudinal datasets. A very strong collection for investigating early childhood education.
    World's largest social science data archive. Education data includes research surveys of students, and teachers, administrative data on the U.S. educational system, public opinion polls asking about education, and unique resources such as surveys of school trustees.
  • The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)
    Data from large-scale, international comparative studies of educational achievement. Includes Canada. Downloadable datasets include the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, Information Technology in Education Study, and others.
  • Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
    Has pointers to a large collection of datasets related to child care and early education. Covers both American and International public-use datasets.