Implementing a pilot study on how children's early learning can be developed
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has long supported a variety of international studies to collect and report data in the United States and other countries.
These studies help NCES provide comparable indicators on student performance and schooling practices across countries.
The International Early Learning Study (IELS) is a new initiative of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Its goal is to develop a detailed understanding of how children’s early learning can be developed.
NCES is implementing the U.S. pilot study of IELS to see if its model can be expanded to other countries.