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ERIC Number: ED544672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 59
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A First Look at 2002 High School Sophomores 10 Years Later. First Look. NCES 2014-363
Lauff, Erich; Ingels, Steven J.
National Center for Education Statistics
The Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) tracks the educational and developmental experiences of a nationally representative sample of high school sophomores in the United States. This First Look report provides a descriptive portrait of these 2002 tenth-graders a decade later, when most were about 26 years old and had been out of high school for 8 years. In so doing, this report draws heavily on information collected during the 2012 third follow-up data collection. By this time, many members of the cohort had already completed postsecondary education, started or even changed careers, and started to form families. The goal of this First Look report is to present selected estimates that highlight the central issues addressed in the study. Given that the third follow-up is the final round of ELS:2002, this First Look focuses on the selected outcomes associated with young adulthood: current work and education activities, postsecondary enrollment and educational attainment, labor market experiences, family formation (marital and parental status), and current living arrangements. This report examines outcomes not only for those who pursued postsecondary education, but also for those who did not complete high school, or otherwise did not continue their education beyond high school. Two appendices present: (1) Technical Notes and Methodology; and (2) Standard Error Tables. (Contains 19 tables, 6 footnotes, and 1 figure.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: High Schools; High School Equivalency Programs; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972
IES Funded: Yes