ERIC Number: ED437440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
NELS:88/2000. Fourth Follow-up: An Overview.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Early in 2000, data collection will begin for the fourth follow-up of the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/2000). NELS:88 is a major longitudinal study that provides trend data about critical transitions experienced by young people as they develop, attend school, embark on their careers, and form families. NELS:88/2000 will furnish information on how school policies, family involvement, teacher practices, intensity of course taking experiences, and post-secondary education affect student outcomes, including academic achievement, persistence in high school, participation in post-secondary education, and occupational experiences. NELS:88 is the first study sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics that began surveying students as early as eighth grade. The same students were resurveyed in 1990, 1992, and 1994. The fourth follow-up will revisit the sample when many have completed college and are 8 years out of high school. The data set has been designed to support cross-sectional, longitudinal, and trend analyses. The electronic codebook and the Data Analysis System are described. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Graduates, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Followup Studies, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Trend Analysis, Young Adults
U.S. Dept. of Education, ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.