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Title: Base Year and First Follow-up Files of the National Education Longitudinal Study      
dateReleased:
08-24-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.5/1128120
ID:
hdl:1902.5/1128120
description:
The agency conducted this study as part of a major longitudinal effort to provide trend data about critical transitions experienced by students as they left elementary school and progressed through high school and into college or their careers. The agency constructed the 1988 eighth-grade cohort to be followed at two-year intervals as it passed through high school and postsecondary education. The longitudinal data collected yielded policy-relevant information about educational processes an d outcomes, early and later predictors of dropping out, and students' access to programs and equal opportunity. This series contains data from the base-year and first follow-up of this study. The study data files contain information from student surveys and tests and from surveys of parents, school administrators, and teachers. It also has data from early dropouts (those who leave school prior to the end of the 10th grade). The student component has basic background information about students' school and home environments, participation in classes and extracurricular activities, current jobs, and students' goals, aspirations, and opinions about themselves. The student component also has measures of 10th-grade achievement and cognitive growth between 1988 and 1990 in the subject areas of mathematics, science, reading, and social studies. The parent component has information about family background and socioeconomic conditions and character of the home educational system. The school component has general descriptive information about the educational setting and environment in which surveyed students were enrolled and include base-year school and cover school characteristics, grading and testing structure, school culture and academic climate, program and facilities information, parental interactions and involvement, and teaching staff characteristics. The dropout component has data on the process of dropping out of school as it occurs from eighth grade on. Variables include school attendance, determinants of leaving school, self-perceptions and attitudes, work history, and relationships with school personnel, peers, and family. The teacher component has data from teachers of follow-up students in four basic subject areas: mathematics, science, English, and history and includes teacher evaluations of student characteristics and performance in the classroom, curriculum information about the classes taught, teacher demographic and professional characteristics, information about parent-teacher interactions, time spent on various tasks, and perceptions of school climate and culture This data comprises government records extracted from the Archival Research Catalog (ARC). See the ARC catalog entry for this series for more information on this data and how to order it.
description:
Department of Education. Office of Educational Research and Improvement. National Center for Education Statistics. (04/28/1988 - 11/05/2002), 2007, "Base Year and First Follow-up Files of the National Education Longitudinal Study"
name:
Department of Education. Office of Educational Research and Improvement. National Center for Education Statistics. (04/28/1988 - 11/05/2002)
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997