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ERIC Number: ED483154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 161
Abstractor: ERIC
Principal Indicators of Student Academic Histories in Postsecondary Education, 1972-2000
Adelman, Clifford
US Department of Education
This document is a descriptive account of the major features of the postsecondary academic experience and attainment of traditional-age students during the period 1972-2000, with an emphasis on the period 1992-2000. To provide this account, the report draws on three grade-cohort longitudinal studies that were designed and carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and within those studies, high school and (principally) college transcript records: (1) The National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972; (2) The High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 1980 Sophomores; and (3) The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988. A glossary (variables used, in order of first appearance in the tables) is also included. Appended are: (1) Principal Features of the NCES Grade-Cohort Longitudinal Studies; (2) Decision Rules for Data Entry for the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary Transcript Study; (3) Technical Issues; and (4) Standard Errors for Selected Tables.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
IES Cited: ED483066; ED492590