What's New for February 2016
ECLS-K:2011 Second-Grade Hearing Evaluations Component Restricted-Use Data File (February 3, 2016)
Hearing evaluations were conducted on a subsample of study children in the fall second-grade round of data collection. The ECLS-K:2011 second-grade hearing evaluations component restricted-use data file includes all of the hearing evaluation data collected during the fall 2012 round, including: responses from children to a set of pre-test questions intended to identify conditions that might affect either how the evaluation should be conducted or how the results should be interpreted; results from otoscopy, a brief visual examination of the ear; results from tympanometry, an automated test of middle ear function; and results from pure tone air conduction audiometry. The hearing evaluations data are provided in an ASCII text file (K2011hearing2nd.DAT). A program that must be run in a statistical software package to input the ASCII text file and produce an analytic data file is provided in three formats: SAS, SPSS, and Stata. This file is intended to be used in conjunction with a main longitudinal restricted-use ECLS-K:2011 data file, for example the ECLS-K:2011 kindergarten-second grade restricted-use data file (NCES 2015-050).