ERIC Number: ED368152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students: Report on Procedures for the Second Wave of Data Collection (1990).
Marder, Camille; And Others
The National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) of Special Education Students provides ongoing information to the special education community regarding the transition of youth with disabilities from secondary school to early adulthood. The sample for the study, which began with a 1987 survey (Wave 1), involves more than 8,000 youth from the national population of special education students who were at least 13 years old in the 1985-86 school year. These subjects were again surveyed in 1990-91 (Wave 2). This report documents the data collection and data processing procedures for Wave 2 of the NLTS. Data collection components for Wave 2 included parent/youth telephone interview and mail questionnaires (n=6,684) as well as school transcripts and surveys (n=4,057). Tables provide details of the data collection and preparation activities. The bulk of the document consists of appendices. These include information on Wave 1 substudies, the parent/youth interview instrument, the parent and youth mail questionnaires, and the school based data collection instruments. (DB)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Sampling, Secondary Education, Special Education, Statistical Analysis, Transitional Programs
SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493 (Order No. 165, $20).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers: National Longitudinal Transition Study Spec Educ
Note: For related documents, see ED 316 552 and EC 302 912-914.