The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)  U.S. Department of Education released new state-level data on the state adoption of common core standards in English language arts and mathematics, as well as state adoption of compulsory school attendance laws and exemptions. The new data can be found on the State Education Reforms website at

The State Education Reforms website, which draws primarily on data collected by organizations other than NCES, compiles and disseminates data on state-level education reform efforts in five general areas:

  1. accountability
  2. assessment and standards
  3. staff qualifications and development
  4. state support for school choice and other options
  5. student readiness and progress through school

Examples of specific reform topics within these areas are school report cards, student and teacher assessments, high school graduation policies, and professional development.