ERIC Number: ED468719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
National Education Longitudinal Study: 1988-2000 Data Files and Electronic Codebook System. Base Year through Fourth Follow-Up ECB/CD-ROM. [CD-ROM].
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) was the first nationally representative study of eighth graders in public and private schools. It was sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics to provide longitudinal data about critical transitions experienced by young people as they develop, attend school, and embark on their careers. This CD-ROM contains the data files and electronic codebook system for the base year through the fourth followup. In the base year, some 25,000 eighth graders, their parents, teachers, and school principals were surveyed. In 2000, 12,144 sample members responded. The CD-ROM contains four files: (1) ECBW, which contains data files, documentation, and an installation program for the electronic codebook; (2) Report, which contains the data file users manual; (3) AMstat, which explains how to download the AMstat statistical software; and (4) Derived, which contains Statistical Analysis System program code for the fourth followup. TYPE OF SURVEY: National; Longitudinal; Followup; Sample Survey. POPULATION: Students; Parents; Teachers; Principals. SAMPLE: Students; Parents; Teachers; Principals (12,144). RESPONDENTS: Students; Parents; Teachers; Principals. FREQUENCY: Biennial. YEAR OF EARLIEST DATA: 1988. YEAR OF LATEST DATA: 2000. (SLD)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Change, Child Development, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Enrollment, Higher Education, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Parents, Principals, Private Schools, Public Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Student Characteristics
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), 555 New Jersey Avenue, Washington, DC 20208. Web site: http://nces.ed.gov.
Publication Type: Machine-Readable Data Files
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.