ERIC Number: ED378234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
National Household Education Survey of 1993. School Readiness Data File User's Manual.
Brick, J. Michael; And Others
This manual provides documentation and guidance for users of the public release data file for the School Readiness (SR) component of the 1993 National Household Education Survey (NHES:93). The NHES:93 was a random digit dial telephone survey of households developed by the National Center for Education Statistics and conducted by Westat Inc. For the SR component, interviews with 10,888 parents (4,423 parents of preschool children, 2,126 parents of kindergarten children, 4,277 parents of primary school children, and 62 parents of home-schooled students) were conducted between January and April 1993. The NHES:93 SR component focused on readiness for school and safety and discipline in school, and related issues of child development in a whole-child approach to readiness. Chapter 1 provides a survey overview, and chapter 2 discusses the survey instruments. Chapter 3 reviews design and estimation procedures, and chapter 4 considers data collection and response rates. Data preparation is described in chapter 5, and chapters 6 and 7 discuss the use of the file and codebook as well as anomalies in the data. The five appendixes contain the survey instruments, guides to codes, and the SR data file codebook. Three figures and seven tables illustrate the discussion. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Development, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Home Schooling, Interviews, National Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Parents, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Research Design, School Readiness, Telephone Surveys, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Household Education Survey
IES Cited: ED483093