Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QD-026-001-1-1-United States-USDEOP-1991

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Prospects: the Congressionally mandated study of educational growth and opportunity, 1991-1992.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Education. Office of Policy and Planning  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education. Office of Policy and Planning  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 12/4/1995

Comments: As received from John Witte, Political Science Department. Electronic codebook is accessed by entering ECBPRO within the \PROSPECTS subdirectory (created via installation on the hard drive). 12/2007 The ECB program on the original CD does not work with Windows XP (runtime error 200: 0DEF:0091). Mr. Dennis Carroll at NCES updated the program for DISC. The new program has been installed to Ketchup and Mustard. DISC staff used the updated ECB program to tag all 24,502 variables for the Prospects study and output SAS and SPSS setup files and a codebook file. 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: Unlimited Access

Date Ordered: 12/4/1995

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy includes Introduction, Guide and Interim Report (1993). CD-ROM contains an electronic codebook in ECB format. See article file for related reports. SAS, SPSS setup files and machine-readable codebook file generated from the updated ECB program for all 24,502 variables from Prospects study.

Abstract: The Chapter 1 program represents the largest federal investment in elementary and secondary education, intended to improve the education of children living in poor communities. Since 1965, Chapter 1 has grown to a program of more than $6 billion per year; more than 90 percent of all school districts nationwide receive some funding. To find out what this investment is yielding, Congress in 1988 mandated a 'national longitudinal study of eligible children' to assess the program's effects on students' academic achievement and other measures of school success. This study is designed to evaluate the short- and long-term consequences of program participation by following, for five years, large national samples of public school children in the three grade cohorts, along with their parents, teachers, and principals. Baseline data were collected on third and seventh grade students in the Spring of 1991 and on first grade students in the Fall of 1991. The first followup data were collected in the spring of 1992 when students were completing the first, fourth, and eighth grades. The final report is due in 1997.

Media/File Reports:

7071 (CD-ROM)
7371 (CD-Rom)
7372 (CD-Rom)
7373 (CD-Rom)
7374 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)