The Nation's Report CardTM informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time.
The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated report that provides an annual portrait of education in the United States. The report presents 50 indicators on the status and condition of education, in addition to a closer look at postsecondary education by institutional level and control.
The Forum's signature report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. A more detailed report alternates every other year with a condensed version that highlights selected indicators. This year, the Forum is publishing a Brief report.
The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons.
15.9 percent of the public school graduating class of 2009 had access to an AP experience that resulted in a score of 3 or higher — the score research shows to be indicative of students learning at levels that increase the likelihood of success in college. This achievement represents a significant and consistent improvement since the class of 2004, when 12.7 percent of graduates had experienced success in AP. Eighteen states equaled or exceeded the national percentage of 15.9 percent.