NCES Announces The Education Statistics Support Institute Network Awardees


COLLEGE PARK, Md. – January 11, 2012 – The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) recently awarded the Education Statistics Support Institute Network (ESSIN) task order contracts and indefinite delivery indefinite quantity umbrella contracts for statistical support. Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) is among the awardees tasked to provide statistical analysis, project management and coordination services to the support program, as well as research initiatives of the Assessment Division.

The Assessment Division administers the National Assessment of Educational Progress to provide data collection and analysis with the states. It also conducts a variety of education assessment studies at the national level. This contract gives Optimal the opportunity to assist on a range of statistical support activities within NCES and to further provide the nation with educational information and statistics.

NCES is the primary federal entity for data collection and analysis regarding education in the U.S.

For more information, click here for more information and list of the awardees.  


Optimal Solutions Group, LLC

Founded in 2000, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC is a nonpartisan public policy research and technical assistance firm that stands out through its quantitative expertise and innovative approaches to provide rigorous, data-driven research and technical assistance to government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropic foundations. Located at the University of Maryland’s M Square Research Park in College Park, Optimal is a leader in driving real-time public policy research. Optimal has 60+ employees including multidisciplinary researchers with backgrounds in business, communication, economics, education, health policy, psychology, public policy, sociology, statistics, and urban planning. Optimal has four research centers: Health, Education, Housing, and Workforce Development and Social Policy.