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ERIC Number: ED545108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 157
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 35
Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) Third Follow-up Data File Documentation. NCES 2014-364
Ingels, Steven J.; Pratt, Daniel J.; Alexander, Christopher P.; Jewell, Donna M.; Lauff, Erich; Mattox, Tiffany L.; Wilson, David
National Center for Education Statistics
This report provides guidance and documentation for users of the combined base-year to third follow-up data of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002). ELS:2002 is sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. The base-year and follow-up studies were conducted through a contract to RTI International. This manual contains information about the purposes of ELS:2002, the base-year to third follow-up data collection instruments, the sample design, and data collection and processing procedures. The manual provides guidance for understanding and using data from all components of the base year and its three follow-ups. Appended are: (A) Glossary of Terms; (B) Cross-Cohort Comparisons; (C) Facsimile of the Third Follow-Up Survey Instrument; (D) FS Flow Charts; (E) Occupational Crosswalk: O*NET and ELS:2002 Classifications; (F) Weight Adjustments; (G) Design Effects; (H) Unit Nonresponse; (I) Item Nonresponse; (J) Responsive Design Bias Estimates; (K) Extant Sources; (L) Extant Variable List; (M) All Variables; and (N) F3 Composites.
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: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; High School Equivalency Programs; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); RTI International
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED556049