In doing education research, you might be asked to collect, report and interpret raw data. You can do this many ways. For instance, you might collect data by direct observation and measurement.
Or you might choose to look at data collected and reported to you online by education organizations. These Web sites allow you to do just that.
Data.gov (Raw Data Catalog / U.S. Government)
Education World (Raw Data Links)
Landmarks for Schools: Raw Data (Links with source annotations)
Raw Data Links Students to Valuable Resources (Education World article w/ links)
Real Time Data Sites (CIESE)
SchoolDataDirect.org (Council of Chief State School Officers)
UNESCO Institute for Statistics