Guide to Federal Records

Records of the National Institute of Education [NIE]


(Record Group 419)
1960-81

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 419.1 Administrative History
  • 419.2 Records of the National Institute of Education 1960-81
  • 419.3 Machine-Readable Records (General)

419.1 Administrative History

Established: In the Education Division, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, by an act of June 23, 1972 (86 Stat. 327).

Transfers: To Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), Department of Education, by the Department of Education Organization Act (93 Stat. 678), October 17, 1979.

Functions: Provided leadership in the conduct and support of scientific inquiry into the educational process.

Abolished: By OERI reorganization announced in statement (press release) of Secretary of Education William Bennett, printed in United States Department of Education News, July 2, 1985, and implemented in Memorandum, Linda M. Combs, Deputy Undersecretary for Management, to Chester E. Finn, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement, subject: Approval of Reorganization of OERI, October 2, 1985; all pursuant to authority contained in Sec. 413 (b) (1) of the Department of Education Organization Act (93 Stat. 684), October 17, 1979.

Successor Agencies: Center for Statistics, OERI (National Assessment of Educational Progress and education economic analysis only); Information Service, OERI (Department of Education Library only); Office of Research, OERI (all other NIE functions).

Related Records:
Records of the Office of Education, RG 12.
Record copies of publications of the National Institute of Education in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.
General Records of the Department of Education, RG 441.

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419.2 Records of the National Institute of Education
1960-81

Textual Records: Office of the Director correspondence and policy papers, 1977-80. Statistical surveys, research studies, and other reports, 1975-78. Copyright files, 1973-81. Records relating to a report entitled "A Study of the Administration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I, in Eight States," 1977-78. NIE News, 1976-81. External reviews of NIE program areas, 1976-78. Administrative files, 1978-80. Records of the National Council on Educational Research, 1973-77. Administrative records concerning the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1968-70, consisting of congressional testimony, budgets, correspondence, and related documents.

Machine-Readable Records: Career Research Data Bank, nine studies acquired from private and academic sources, 1960-72 (12 data sets), with supporting documentation. Education Voucher Demonstration, 1972-77 (36 data sets), with supporting documentation. Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study, 1974-78 (135 data sets), with supporting documentation. Compensatory Education Study, 1975-78 (130 data sets), with supporting documentation. Safe Schools Study, 1976-77 (51 data sets), with supporting documentation. Survey of Secondary School Principals, 1977 (6 data sets), with supporting documentation. Total supporting documentation is 5 cu. ft. Studies developed by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Year 4, 1972-73 (85 data sets); Year 5, 1973-74 (64 data sets); Year 6, 1974-75 (32 data sets); Year 7, 1975-76 (58 data sets); Year 8, 1976-77 (62 data sets); Year 9, 1977-78 (62 data sets); Year 10, 1978-79 (63 data sets); Year 11, 1979-80 (51 data sets); related essay responses, 1969-70; writing samples, 1973-74,1978-79 (46 data sets), with supporting documentation.

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419.3 Machine-Readable Records (General)

SEE UNDER 419.2.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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