Areas of Expertise
AIR’s experts compile, maintain, and analyze survey data for the Condition of Education, Digest of Education Statistics, and Projections of Education Statistics. AIR staff author reports and indicators and make available the information gathered by federal and non-federal education data providers. In addition to these annual reports, AIR has responsibility for a variety of other recurring and one-time analytic, indicator, and tabular reports on education statistics, including those focusing on minority populations and the disadvantaged.
AIR experts played a key role in producing the latest edition of The Condition of Education 2012, a congressionally mandated annual report that provides a definitive look at developments and trends in U.S. education. Released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this year’s report takes a close look at high schools and how they have changed over the last few decades. The report found that only 16 percent of high school students were employed in 2010, compared to 32 percent in 1990.
Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States
This report is released annually and provides basic information from the Common Core of Data (CCD) about the nation's largest public school districts. The data include such characteristics as the number of students and teachers, number of high school completers and the averaged freshman graduation rate, and revenues and expenditures.
This report presents information about public elementary and secondary education for the 2003–04 school year. The data were provided by state education agencies through the Common Core of Data (CCD) survey system.
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, a working group of 22 federal agencies, provides information to the public and policy-makers on the well-being of America’s children. For the past 5 years, AIR has supported the Forum to advance knowledge about children’s home environment, economic status, education, health, and behavior.
The Common Core of Data (CCD) is an annual collection of public elementary and secondary education data administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The Federal Statistics Program’s CCD team provides professional and technical services for all aspects of data file preparation, file review, data analysis, preparation of data file documentation, and writing of substantive reports.