NCES Announces the 2017 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) announces the 2017 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference, August 1 – August 3, 2017 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s conference is “Educators Run on Data.” The conference is free and open to the public. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, May 12, 2017.

Highlights of the conference include:

  • 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.

NCES is also accepting proposals from those who would like to present a session at the STATS-DC Data Conference. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, May 12, 2017.

For more information, please visit the Data Conference Website or read the Conference Brochure (PDF).

To register and/or submit a concurrent session or demonstration proposal, please visit