Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QD-033-004-1-1-United States-NCES-1998

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Early childhood longitudinal study: kindergarten class of 1998-99, longitudinal base year through eighth 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: ECLSK8

Date Accessioned: 5/7/2010

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: As received from NCES, NCES 2009-005. It contains ECB program which is installed to Macaroni and Cheese. The K–8 full sample public-use child catalog contains one record for each of the 21,409 children responding in any round from fall-kindergarten to spring-eighth grade data collections. Data collected from teachers and schools are stored in the child catalog. Data and documents can be downloaded from NCES website.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 3/15/2010

Documentation: Questionnaires, user's manuals and codebook are in PDF format. Online help is available within the ECB program. For an errata sheet, check out this link.

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 eighthtenth 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, third, fifth and eighth 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 seven waves of the ECLS-K. It provides information on the changes in children's experiences and achievement across school years. In eighth grade (spring of the 2006–07 school year), children completed self-administered paper and pencil questionnaires about their school experiences, their activities, their perceptions of themselves, and their weight, diet, and level of exercise. This questionnaire was completed during the group assessment session.

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7406 (DVD)