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All you need to know about education in the United States of America (USA)

US national flag in front of a river in Chicago
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 You will find further websites and literature on the United States of America (USA) here:

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  2. Literature on the United States of America (USA) External Link (German Education Research Portal)
Alternatively, you can search for specific educational topics, institutions and more in the United States of America (USA) in our databases.


Overviews of the education system in the United States of America (USA)

United States of America (USA)
This brief presentation of the education system in the United States was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given [...]

United States of America (USA)
Information and links provided by the U.S. Department of Education on educational statistics, evaluations and assessments.

international; Australia; Canada; England; France; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Japan [...]
INCA (1996-2013) provided descriptions of government policy on education in Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, [...]

United States of America (USA)
The Condition of Education is published annually since 1989 and summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents more than 40 indicators on the status and condition of education. Special analyses are conducted for each year focusing on a specific [...]

international; Australia; Austria; Belgium; China, People's Republic of; Chile; Czechia; Germany; Hungary; Ireland [...]
The review aims to bridge the gap between learning and jobs, by exploring how to make initial vocational education and training for young people respond better to labour market requirements. It therefore looks at initial VET [...]


Ministries responsible for education and science in the United States of America (USA)

United States of America (USA)
The Office of Special Education and and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), a unit of the U.S. Department of Education, offers a an overview on support programmes that assist in educating children with special needs, in the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports research to improve the [...]

United States of America (USA)
The Alabama Department of Education is the central governmental authority in this federal state of the U.S.A. It coordinates and regulates K-12 public education. A Board of Education supervises instruction in the public schools. Information of this website is mainly addressed to teachers, parents and pupils/ [...]

United States of America (USA)
The Utah State Office of Education is the central governmental authority for education in this federal state of the U.S.A. It coordinates and regulates K-12 public education. A Board of Education supervises instruction in the public schools. Information of this website is mainly addressed to teachers, parents and [...]

Guam; United States of America (USA)
Official and up to date website of the Department of Education on the island of Guam (Insular Areas of the United States). The U.S. Department of Education provides a different link for Guam on its website, but this link is outdated.

This site offers [...]


Educational reports on and education statistics for the United States of America (USA)

United States of America (USA)
The Department of Education provides overall information on the national educational system with many links to governmental or supported institutions which work in the different applied or research fields.

United States of America (USA)
NIEER supports early childhood education initiatives by providing information based on research. NIEER was established at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Education (The State University of New Jersey). Access to the 'state databank' with useful links on early childhood and statistical information. A broad [...]

United States of America (USA)
The Office of Vocational and Adult Education has the mission to help all people achieve the knowledge and skills to be lifelong learners, to be successful in their chosen careers, and to be effective citizens. OVAE's Home Page¤ provides information about ED programs, grants, what's happening and working in the [...]

United States of America (USA)
Formerly known as the "National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)" and belonging to the U.S. Department of Education, NIDILRR now has a slightly changed name and belongs to the Department of Health and Human Services. The institute supports and analyses the situtation and rights of [...]

United States of America (USA)
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.

United States of America (USA)
The Center for Education Reform is a national, independent, non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1993 to provide support and guidance to parents and teachers, community and civic groups, policymakers and grassroots leaders, and all who are working to bring fundamental reforms to their schools. The homepage [...]

United States of America (USA); international
"Over a period of several years, the Archive will acquire, process, document, and disseminate data collected by national, state or provincial, local, and private organizations, pertaining to all levels of education in countries for which data can be made available. Data will encompass the "inputs" [...]

United States of America (USA)
ASA is a scientific and educational society founded in 1839 to promote excellence in the application of statistical science which serves the members of ASA as well as the broader scientific community. It offers different links and resources and leads to the ASA Center for Statistics Education.

Spain; Latin America; United States of America (USA); Puerto Rico; Caribbean
Today (stand: March 2012), the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) represents more than 300 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain. Its mission is to promote the [...]

United States of America (USA)
This Internet portal offers detailed and comprehensive information about education, assesment and the education system in Alaska, files and an online directory for Alaska public schools and districts as well as a list of links and contact addresses to ministries, organisations and educational information [...]

United States of America (USA)
COPSSE, is supported by a cooperative agreement between the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs ( OSEP), and the University of Florida. Fostering research in special education focus is laid on teacher quality in the area of special education. Project overview in a brochure to [...]

United States of America (USA)
The NSBA is a not-for profit federation of state associations of school boards across the United States ( including Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Aims are to foster excellence and equity in public elementary and secondary education in the United States. This internetportal offers a sitemap as guide to [...]

United States of America (USA)
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) was developed by the OECD to assess the reading, mathematics and science literacy of 15-year-olds in participating countries. PISA assesses how well prepared students are for life beyond the classroom by focusing on the application of knowledge and skills in [...]

United States of America (USA)
The No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law on January 8, 2001 and is in effect for six years. It builds on the foundation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This paper examine the significant changes the Act will have in future education for children, teacher, parents and the whole [...]

United States of America (USA)
The No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law on January 8, 2001 and is in effect for six years. It builds on the foundation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This document is a copy of the complete statute (670 pages, pdf. format for download).

United States of America (USA)
CFNN was established in 1996. Its mission is to promote quality charter schools by connecting and supporting resource centers, charter school associations and other state-level charter support organizations and activities. Research, publications, online communications, a grant program, and multi-state initiatives [...]

United States of America (USA)
JSE disseminates knowledge for the improvement of statistics education at all levels, including elementary, secondary, post- secondary, post-graduate, continuing, and workplace education. It is published by editors of various American universities. Free access to articles and abstracts, archived since 1993. Index [...]

United States of America (USA)
Website about the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (NCLB) signed into law by President George Bush in January 2002. It represents his education reform plan and contains the changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA 1965). Comprehensive information with news, fact sheets, stats and graphs, [...]

United States of America (USA)
The NCEA is the professional association for all Catholic educators in the US. Good entry to comprehensive information on Catholic education and related institutes in the US. Special information on different NCEA departements e. g. Elementary-, Secondary-, Religious Education. Publications aobut Catholic schools [...]

United States of America (USA)
Information and links provided by the U.S. Department of Education on educational statistics, evaluations and assessments.

United States of America (USA)
CTA is a teacher organization that represents and serves more than 330, 000 members - consisting of teachers and other education employees in California. Comprehensive information offer on e.g. training, legal services, quality education, higher education. Link to the Student California Teachers Association's ( [...]

United States of America (USA)
This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The organisation moreover published the annual report "America's Children: Key [...]

United States of America (USA)
Established in 1990 by the American Association for Higher Education as a special project to encourage colleges and universities to support K-12 reform efforts. Since then, the Ed Trust has grown into an independent nonprofit organization working for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, [...]

United States of America (USA)
Ressource section, providing access to information, databases and links available through the US Department of Education and a data section, providing access to data, periodic studies and tabulations prepared by the National Center for Educational Statistics.

United States of America (USA)
NAEP, also known as "the Nation's Report Card" is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America' s students know and can do in various subject areas. The Commissioner of Education Statistics, who heads the National Center for Education Statistics in the U. S. Department of [...]

United States of America (USA)
NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) is collecting, analyzing, and disseminating statistics and other data related to education in the United States and other nations. Two programs - the International Activities Program (IAP) and the Annual Reports Program - produce international comparisons in [...]

United States of America (USA)
The mission of ALISE is to promote excellence in research, teaching, and service for library and information science education. On the website information on aims, membership and conferences. Access to ' JELIS', a quarterly (only against subscription); to the ALISE statistical report; to the 'KALIPER' report [...]

United States of America (USA)
'The most comprehensive child care study conducted to date to determine how variations in child care are related to children's development'. This study is supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ( NICHD). Free access to the study summary, data from phase I and II. Information on [...]

United States of America (USA)
Search can be carried out by name, city, state, zip-code for public and private schools, colleges and public libraries. Over a link to the school general information is available (school type, adress, teacher/ student, enrollments...). Additional information via further links.

United States of America (USA)
Fiscal, demographic and performance data on California's K-12 schools. Reports at the state, county, district and school level. Discussions and explanations of California school issues and policies. Link list to data and research on K-12 schools, full texts to download and a database for K-12 schools are offered. [...]

international; Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Andorra; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Australia [...]
This page provides a country list with fact sheets on the Human Development Index (HDI). The index focuses on three measurable dimensions of human development: health, education and standard of living. The fact sheets are [...]

United States of America (USA)
Formelry "The National Association of Child Care Resources & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)", Child Care Aware is a national network of more than 850 child care resource and referral centers (CCR&Rs) located in every state and most communities across the US. CCR&R centers help families, child care providers, and [...]

United States of America (USA)
The Child Trends DataBank examines and monitors more than 100 indicators that focus on risks and positive developments for children. For each indicator it summarizes what the research says about its importance to children’s development, tracks trends over time and by subgroup, and highlights strategies likely [...]

United States of America (USA)
The Child Care Bureau is dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families. It administers federal funds to states, territories, and strives to assist low-income families in accessing quality child care for children when the parents work or participate in education [...]

United States of America (USA)
The AACTE is a national voluntary organization of colleges and universities that prepare the nation's teachers and other educational personnel, based in Washington. AACTE is dedicated to innovation in and reforms of teacher education. Publisher of the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE), Newsletter "AACTE briefs". [...]

United States of America (USA)
The two primary, repeating early childhood surveys are the School Readiness (SR-NHES) and Early Childhood Program Participation ( ECPP-NHES or ECE-NHES) surveys. On this site the NCES informs on the two surveys as part of the National Household Education Surveys Program.

United States of America (USA)
The Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 established the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education. IES brings research, evaluation and statistics of the nation's education system.

Guam; United States of America (USA)
Official and up to date website of the Department of Education on the island of Guam (Insular Areas of the United States). The U.S. Department of Education provides a different link for Guam on its website, but this link is outdated.

This site offers [...]

Yemen; Sudan; Suriname; Zambia; Eswatini; Eswatini; Zimbabwe; Sweden; Switzerland; Syria; Taiwan; Tajikistan; Tanzania [...]
The site of the US American Directory of State Universities offers an online encyclopedia on education. The chapter "Global Education References" delivers statistical data and texts on education systems in different [...]

United States of America (USA)
The Condition of Education is published annually since 1989 and summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents more than 40 indicators on the status and condition of education. Special analyses are conducted for each year focusing on a specific [...]

United States of America (USA)
Kids Count, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children in the United States. The Foundation also maintains the Kids Count Data Center, which uses the best available statistics and data to measure the educational, social, economic, and [...]

United States of America (USA)
The Foundation for Child Development (FCD) in the 1970s initiated the now widespread use of social indicators to measure child well-being at the federal and state levels. In 2004, the Foundation released the first Child Well-Being Index (CWI) – a measure that combines separate sources of national data about [...]

United States of America (USA)
On this page, the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics provides statistics for the following question: "What percentage of students with disabilities are educated in regular classrooms?" The page also provides further links to related statistics. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Talking about education in the US election 2016

Educational Research in the USA

US midterm elections 2018: the issue of education

Talking about education in the US election 2020

Last Update: 04.11.2020  -  bildungweltweit@dipf.de

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