[AL-Directors] NCES Releases PowerStats, an Easy-To-Use Analysis Tool for Postsecondary Education Data

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Mon Jun 14 14:30:39 PDT 2010


NCES Releases PowerStats, an Easy-To-Use Analysis Tool for Postsecondary Education Data

PowerStats, a data analysis tool, provides access to nine NCES postsecondary education datasets and the thousands of variables they contain. PowerStats includes the two most recent National Postsecondary Student Aid Studies (NPSAS), the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS), the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B), and the National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF).

Users create tables and regressions with a visually intuitive drag and drop interface, receiving their results in a range of formats, including Excel and PDF. As the replacement to the NCES Data Analysis System (DAS), PowerStats provides helpful new features for users, including an improved capacity to search for variables, and saving recoded variables for future use. In addition, PowerStats allows users to build an online library of their work and to share their work with other PowerStats users.

Access PowerStats at http://nces.ed.gov/datalab

PowerStats and the postsecondary surveys are made available to the public by the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences.


Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Library Development Services
Oregon State Library
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(503) 378-5027
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ann.reed at state.or.us<mailto:ann.reed at state.or.us>
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