The U.S. Department of Education revamped and rereleased its data website to increase transparency and accessibility of data for use by the public.
The new website, “version 2.0” of the original ED Data Express site, features more robust and interactive tools for exploring data from the Department. The new ED Data Express has more data visualization tools, enhanced documentation, and opportunities for social networking.
Researchers may find useful a new analysis tool that allows the user to view multiple data elements in context. The same tool also shows areas where state data is less comprehensive.
Detailed information is available on state assessments and National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) results, school accountability reports, local budget information, state snapshots and more. ED plans to release an additional update of the website later this year, including more detailed state data.
Visit the new ED Data Express website here.
Kara Herbertson, Education Policy Analyst