The Center for Survey Methods (CSM) offers client-oriented services to federal and state governments, private firms, and nonprofit organizations across the country.  We provide our clients with the most efficient solutions to their research questions.

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International Activities

International Activities

CSM supports a variety of activities to provide statistical data and data tools for cross-national comparisons of education. In addition to supporting various developmental projects with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), CSM supports the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS).

For each of these studies, CSM works closely with staff from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and other organizations to

  • conduct data analyses
  • write and provide program review of papers and reports
  • prepare publications for release




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Services Provided

  • Statistical Analysis & Dissemination
  • Data Processing & Diagnostics
  • Quality Assurance & Control