ERIC Number: ED418108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988: Second Follow-up Questionnaire Content Areas and Research Issues. Working Paper Series.
Ingels, Steven; Dowd, Katy
The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) provides a wealth of information about factors that influence academic performance and social development of students. The focus of this content overview is the research issues addressed by the NELS:88 second followup in 1992. In 1988, by surveying nearly 25,000 eighth graders, their parents, teachers, and principals, baseline information was obtained. In 1990, the first followup was conducted, and in 1992, the second followup of this cohort occurred. At the student level, this followup collected a third set of scores on the cognitive battery, providing measures of cognitive growth, and information about educational processes and individual plans for the future. The first section of this report contains discussions of content areas and corresponding questions in the NELS:88 Second Followup for Student, Dropout, and School Questionnaires in the following categories, presented in table form: (1) equity/access/choice; (2) cognitive growth; (3) tracking dynamics; (4) dropping out; (5) transition patterns; (6) school effectiveness; and (7) parental involvement. The second section contains discussions of the content areas and corresponding questions for Student, Teacher, and Parent Questionnaires in the same seven categories. A list of technical documentation and analysis reports on the NELS:88 is attached. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Cohort Analysis, Dropouts, Equal Education, Followup Studies, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Parent Participation, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, School Effectiveness, Tables (Data)
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, 555 New Jersey Avenue N.W., Room 400, Washington, DC 20208-5652.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.