The signature report of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being features statistics on children and families in the United States across a range of domains, including family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health.
A working group of 22 Federal agencies, the Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect, analyze and report data on conditions and trends in issues related to child and family well-being. The Forum also has partners in private research organizations.
Forum members, federal statistical agency representatives, and child development researchers will share current measurement strategies and discuss opportunities for collecting and reporting information about young children's social emotional development in the federal statistical system. Event Agenda 351 KB
The Progress In International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 is the third administration of this international comparison. PIRLS is used to compare over time the reading skills of 4th-grade students and is designed to align broadly with reading curricula in the participating countries. more info
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 is the fifth administration of this international comparative study. TIMSS is used to compare over time the mathematics and science knowledge and skills of fourth- and eighth-graders. more info
America's Children in Brief, 2012 was featured on CSPAN, Friday, July 13th. Hear the taped video program, featuring Forum member Dr. Ed Sondik, Director of the National Center for Health Statistics, at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/WJEd