NCES Announces the 2020 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) announces the 2020 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference, July 8–10 in Washington, DC. This year’s conference theme is “Using Data to Prepare for the Future.” The conference is free and open to the public. NCES is accepting proposals from those who would like to present a session or be an exhibitor at the STATS-DC Data Conference. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, April 3, 2020. To submit a concurrent session or exhibitor proposal, please visit

More information about the conference, including the hotel and registration details will be available at a later time.

Highlights of the conference include the following:

  • Discussions on technical and policy issues related to the collection, maintenance, and use of education data for education researchers, policymakers, and data system managers from all levels of government who want to share innovations in the design and implementation of education data collections and information systems
  • Informative sessions on the Common Core of Data (CCD), data collection, data linking beyond K-12, data management, data privacy, data quality, data standards, data use (analytical), data use (instructional), fiscal data, Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS), and changes in how the U.S. Department of Education collects and uses data
  • Updates on federal and state activities affecting data collection and reporting, with a focus on information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics.