Monday, August 29, 2011

Data: U.S. Department of Education Data Express

The data set I have found is the important data that the U.S. Department of Education collects from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

The purpose for which it is used is to improve the public's ability to access and explore high-value state-level education data collected by the U.S. Department of Education.

Data Content
Current content includes data elements in the form of counts, percentages, and text. The majority of the data are focused on student achievement, demographics, accountability, and performance data from grant programs administered in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. There is also additional documentation to help users understand how states define certain aspects of their data systems.

The data could be imported in the form of excel sheet. It is also displayed on the webstie as various visualizations.