ERIC Number: ED410304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study: Second Follow-up Field Test Report, 1996. Technical Report.
Veldman, Cynthia; And Others
The Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93) tracks the experiences of a cohort of recent college graduates, those who received the baccalaureate degree during the 1992-93 academic year and were first interviewed as part of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. The experiences of this group in the areas of academic enrollment, degree completion, employment, public service, and other adult decisions will be followed for about 12 years. Ultimately the B&B:93 will provide data about the outcomes of postsecondary education and rates of return of investment in education. This report presents information on the field test that was conducted in the summer of 1996 in preparation for the main study scheduled for April 1997. The field test was designed as a full-scale dress rehearsal and included the 1,850 eligible baccalaureate degree recipients from the B&B:93/94 field test. The field test was designed to: (1) assess the quality of the survey instrument; (2) examine the efficiency of the systems; and (3) test and refine data collection procedures. The report discusses each of these areas to provide a basis for improved data collection and analysis in the full-scale survey. Seven appendixes discuss the case management system, list technical review panel members, and describe the instrument, a flowchart, a cover letter, and some reinterview items. (Contains 13 figures and 22 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, College Graduates, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Enrollment, Experience, Field Tests, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Public Service, Return on Investment, Student Characteristics, Test Construction
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (NCES)