ERIC Number: ED340732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of New York State's Eighth Grade Students from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) are reported for New York State. The NELS:88 is the most comprehensive longitudinal study conducted to date by the National Center for Education Statistics. The base year survey conducted in spring 1988 included approximately 1,000 schools nationally and almost 25,000 eighth-grade students; and included separate surveys of the students' parents, teachers, and administrators. The weighted sample size is 189,181 New York eighth graders. The data in this report highlight the following five trends in a relatively consistent manner: (1) students outside New York City are less at-risk and perform better than their New York City or United States counterparts; (2) non-public school students are less at-risk and perform better than their public school counterparts; (3) White (non-Hispanic American) and other minority students outperform Black and Hispanic American students; (4) eighth graders in New York City are remarkably similar to their United States counterparts; and (5) little if any difference is found between girls and boys. Data are presented in 22 tables in the categories of at-risk issues, students at home, students at school, and mathematics and reading performance. Data limitations are also discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Grade 8, High Risk Students, Hispanic Americans, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Minority Group Children, National Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Urban Schools, White Students
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York