Jan 31 -- the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) invites comment by April 1, 2022 regarding its plans for the 2023-24 Private School Universe Survey (PSS) data collection and the 2023-24 and 2025-26 PSS frame building operations.
The Private School Universe Survey (PSS) is conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to collect basic information from the universe of private elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The PSS is designed to gather biennial data on the total number of private schools, teachers, and students, along with a variety of related data, including: Religious orientation; grade-levels taught and size of school; length of school year and of school day; total student enrollment by gender (K-12); number of high school graduates; whether a school is single-sexed or coeducational; number of teachers employed; program emphasis; and existence and type of its kindergarten program. The PSS includes all schools that are not supported primarily by public funds, that provide classroom instruction for one or more of grades K-12 or comparable ungraded levels, and that have one or more teachers. The PSS is also used to create a universe list of private schools for use as a sampling frame for NCES surveys of private schools. No substantive changes have been made to the survey or its procedures since its last approved administration. This clearance is for the 2023-24 PSS data collection, and the 2023-24 and 2025-26 PSS frame building operations.
PSS website: https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/
Draft survey forms and technical documentation: https://www.regulations.gov/search?filter=ED-2022-SCC-0012
FR notice: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-01900