National Center for Education Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics


A Forum and Reception for the National Center for Education Statistics:
Commemorating 150 Years of Innovation—and Exploring Future Opportunities


On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, research leaders convened on Capitol Hill for a discussion on the pioneering work of the National Center for Education Statistics, the second oldest federal statistical agency. Looking back—and ahead—experts explored NCES’s most important successes, opportunities, and challenges. 

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Opening Remarks
Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI) (At Forum)
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) (At Reception - footage unavailable)

Introduction by Moderator 
Felice J. Levine, American Educational Research Association

Peggy G. Carr, National Center for Education Statistics


  • Jack Buckley, American Institutes for Research (Former NCES Commissioner) 
  • Larry V. Hedges, Northwestern University (Chair of the National Board of Education Sciences) 
  • Bridget Terry Long, Harvard Graduate School of Education (Former Chair of the National Board for Education Sciences)

This event was hosted by the American Educational Research Association, the American Statistical Association, and the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics.

Co-sponsors of the event included the American Political Science Association, the American Psychological Association, the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Consortium of Social Science Associations, the Data Quality Campaign, the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, and the Society for Research in Child Development.

NCES Commemoration Photo Album
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