Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QD-033-002-1-1-United States-NCES-1998

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Early childhood longitudinal study: kindergarten class of 1998-99, base year through third grade [public use version].  [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: ECLS-K

Date Accessioned: 2/21/2006

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: As received from NCES, NCES 2004-089. Run Setup.exe from the CD-Rom to install ECB. Under folder Appendix D are data files, SAS program, SPSS program, and record layout files for the Round5 base weights and adjustment factors and the cross-round weight status. For more information about ECLS study visit this site. An ISO copy of this CD is stored in DPLS-archive. This study only has the child data from the base year to third followup. 9/06 Program is installed on Ketchup and Mustard. 7/09 Beer and Wine replaced Ketchup and Mustard. 5/14 An ISO image was created on the network drive for this CD-Rom.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 2/8/2006

Documentation: Questionnaires, user's manual and codebook are in PDF format. Online help is available within the ECB program. Questionnaires are in Appendix A folder; K-3child record layout is in Appendix B folder; User's manual is in Appendix C folder. ECB user's manual was printed and bound.

Abstract: The ECLS-K began in Fall of 1998 with a nationally representative sample of approximately 21,000 kindergartners from about 1,000 kindergarten programs, both public and private. These children will be followed longitudinally through the twelfth grade. Data collections are scheduled in the fall and spring of kindergarten and first grade, in the spring of third and fifth grade, and follow-ups in eighth, tenth and twelfth grade. In addition to students data, teachers data, parents data and administrators data are also available from this study. The ECLS-K permits the examination of the relationship between a wide range of family, school, classroom, and individual variables and children’s development, learning, and school performance from kindergarten through twelfth grade. This CD-ROM contains kindergarten, first and third grade public-use data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K). It contains an electronic codebook (ECB), data files, and survey instruments and ECB documentation for the first five waves of the ECLS-K. It is useful to researchers who are interested in changes in children's experiences and achievement across school years. Data users when conduct cross-sectional or within grade analyses should use the separate base year (kindergarten), first grade, and third grade data files and ECBs.

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7347 (CD-Rom)