NCES Announces the 2021 NCES STATS-DC Virtual Data Conference

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will hold its 2021 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference, August 1620, 2021. This virtual conference is free and open to the public. NCES is accepting proposals from those who would like to present a session at the STATS-DC Data Conference.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, May 24, 2021.
To submit a concurrent session or exhibitor proposal, please visit

Highlights 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 and 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 the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics

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

Contacts: STATS-DC Data Conference and Logistics Planning: Contact Keaton, Patrick from NCES.