Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QD-011-026-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1980

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: High school and beyond (HS&B), 1980: sophomore and senior cohorts first follow-up (1982).  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8297

Date Accessioned: 9/20/2000

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: All the data files and documents files are downloaded from ICPSR and stored on two CD-ROMs for local access. Files on DP7134 are in Unix compression. Files on DP7185 are uncompressed.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 10/29/1999

Documentation: Machine-readable document files plus SAS and SPSS setup files. See QD-011-007 and QD-011-008 for hard copy codebooks from NCES.

Abstract: The base-year (1980) study incorporated student data from both cohorts into one file. Due to the more complex design of the First Follow-Up and a resulting increase in the volume of available data, separate files have been created for the two cohorts. The sophomore cohort portion of this collection replicates nearly all of the types of data gathered in the base-year study (ICPSR 7896), including students' behavior and experiences in the secondary school setting, outside employment, educational and occupational aspirations and expectations, personal and family background, and personal attitudes and beliefs. Also, the same cognitive test was administered in the base-year and follow-up surveys. The senior cohort portion, in contrast, emphasizes postsecondary education and work experiences. Education data include the amount and type of school completed, school financing, aspirations, and non-school training. Information is also provided on labor force participation and aspirations, military service, and financial status. The senior cohort did not take the cognitive test for the follow-up survey. Both cohorts provide demographic data such as age, race, sex, and ethnic background. The Transcripts Survey provides information on individual students such as the type of high school program, the student's grade point average, attendance, class rank and size, and participation in special education programs, plus course-oriented data such as the year a course was taken, the type of course, credit earned, and grades received. The Offerings and Enrollments Survey file contains data on each school in the sample and include variables such as size and type of institution, type of schedule used, ethnic composition of the faculty and student body, busing, types of programs and specific courses offered, school facilities, number of handicapped students, and school staffing. In addition, information is provided on academic and disciplinary policies, and perceived problems in the school. The Local Labor Market Indicators file contains economic and labor market data for the geographical area of each school in the sample, given both by county and by Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area. The School Questionnaire file incorporates data elements from both the Base-Year School Questionnaire and the First Follow-up School Questionnaire, along with other information from sampling files, into a single record for each school. Topics include institutional characteristics such as total enrollment, average daily attendance rates, dropout rates, remedial programs, provisions for handicapped and disadvantaged students, participation in federal programs, teacher retention and absenteeism, per-pupil expenditures, school rules and policies, and ownership and funding of nonpublic schools.

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