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OPEPD: Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development
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Policy and Program Studies Service
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The Policy and Program Studies Service’s (PPSS) mission focuses on supporting education policy decisions by providing analytic support and research and data expertise to the Assistant Secretary and program offices. Through these work streams, PPSS improves internal and external decision-making, optimizes programs for desired outcomes, generates efficiencies to reduce reporting and other burdens for stakeholders, and promotes high-quality and open data.

Within PPSS, the Evidence Division provides rigorous and independent evidence using well-established methods to measure and report results on program and policy questions. The Analytics Division exploits cutting-edge and emerging methods such as machine learning and artificial intelligence for program optimization and the development of analytical products. The Data Management Division serves to standardize, improve, and democratize the Department’s data assets.

PPSS Products

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Postsecondary Education

Last Modified: 01/22/2020