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Study Report

Study Number: QD-020-006-5-1-United States-NCES-1988

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: National education longitudinal study, 1988: base year through fourth follow-up [1988-2000].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: NCES2002-322

Date Accessioned: 8/28/2002

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This CD-ROM contains public released data from the NELS:88 base year through fourth follow-up surveys, and includes an electronic codebook system (ECB) to access the data documentation and create data extracts. View note to NELS:88/2000 data file users. For more information about the NELS:88 CD-ROM, ECB and data files, go to this NELS:88 web site. 9/06 Program is installed on Ketchup and Mustard.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 7/1/2002

Documentation: Machine-readable only. View the Electronic Databook Users Guide and Readme.pdf

Abstract: A nationally representative sample of eighth-graders were first surveyed in the spring of 1988. A sample of these respondents were then resurveyed through four follow-ups in 1990, 1992, 1994, and 2000. On the questionnaire, students reported on a range of topics including: school, work, and home experiences; educational resources and support; the role in education of their parents and peers; neighborhood characteristics; educational and occupational aspirations; and other student perceptions. Additional topics included self-reports on smoking, alcohol and drug use and extracurricular activities. For the three in-school waves of data collection (when most were eighth-graders, sophomores, or seniors), achievement tests in reading, social studies, mathematics and science were administered in addition to the student questionnaire. To further enrich the data, students' teachers, parents, and school administrators were also surveyed. Coursework and grades from students' high school and postsecondary transcripts are also available in the restricted use dataset - although some composite variables have been made available in the public use file.

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