Department of Education Publishes Sixty-Day PRA Notice for the EDFacts Data Collection; Expansion to Include State Postsecondary Data for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)
EDFacts is a U.S. Department of Education initiative, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), to collect, analyze, report on, and promote the use of high-quality, pre-kindergarten through grade 12 (pre-K-12) performance data and state level postsecondary data for Perkins V for use in education planning, policymaking, and management and budget decision making to improve outcomes for students.
By centralizing data provided by state education agencies about state level data, local education agencies, and schools, NCES uses the EDFacts data to report on students, schools, staff, services, and education outcomes at the state, district, and school levels. The centralized approach provides ED users with the ability to efficiently analyze and report on submitted data and has reduced the reporting burden for state and local data producers through the use of streamlined data collection, analysis, and reporting tools.
EDFacts collects information on behalf of ED grant and program offices for approximately 150 data groups for all 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and seven outlying areas and freely associated states (American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Palau, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).
The Department has published the sixty-day PRA notice regarding its intent to collect EDFacts data for the 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22 school years and to expand the EDFacts data collection to include state level postsecondary data for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).
Comments are due by January 7, 2019.