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ERIC Number: ED120252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972--Base-year Study: Student Questionnaire and Test Results by Academic Ability, Socioeconomic Status, and Region.
Fetters, William B.
This summary report classifies students in the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS) by academic ability, socioeconomic status (a measure that includes father's education as one of five components), and geographic region in which the school was located. Test score means and standard deviations and weighted percentage distributions of answers to Student Questionnaire items are presented for the total population and each of 11 subgroups defined by the three classificatory variables. The subgroups formed in this report are consistent with those that will be utilized in summarizing data obtained from NLS followup surveys. The tables provided in computer-printout form are intended to make basic information available to educational policymakers and researchers without the delay encountered during preparation of conventional statistical analyses andnormal publication refinements. These basic tables form part of the statistical data base of NLS. With those produced earlier, they present all the data the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) plans to publish on the Base-Year Survey as such. The data, however, will be utilized along with followup survey data in preparing a set of analytical reports based on longitudinal analyses of the NLS data base. (RC)
Descriptors: Ability, Aptitude Tests, Data Analysis, Geographic Regions, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, High School Seniors, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Socioeconomic Status, Test Results
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.75)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972