Welcome to the first installment of our guide to education statistics! We get lots of calls from reporters wanting to understand and use data to tell better education stories, so we thought it would be helpful to create a guide to where to get the data and how to think about it and report it.
This will be updated to include more step-by-step guides to analyzing specific questions—and to responding to the kinds of questions you want answered. Let us know what you’d like us to cover or explain in more depth.
We hope this will be useful to a few parents too!