Statistical Standards
Statistical Standards Program
 
Table of Contents
 
Introduction
1. Development of Concepts and Methods
2. Planning and Design of Surveys
3. Collection of Data
4. Processing and Editing of Data
5. Analysis of Data / Production of Estimates or Projections
6. Establishment of Review Procedures
7. Dissemination of Data
 
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D

 
·NCES Survey Names
·NCES Joint Surveys with Non-NCES Entities
·Old NCES Survey Names
·Non-NCES Surveys
 
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APPENDIX D: SURVEY TITLES


NCES SURVEY NAMES

1. COMMON CORE OF DATA (CCD)
The NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "[component name]," [four-digit beginning year]-[two-digit ending year].

    Component names:
    Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey
    Local Education Agency Universe Survey
    State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education
    Early Estimates of Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey
    National Public Education Financial Survey
    School District Finance Survey (Form F-33)

    Years--All components are annual from 1987-88 to at least 2004-05.

    Example:
    The NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 1987-88.


2. SCHOOLS AND STAFFING SURVEY (SASS)
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "[component name]," [four-digit beginning year]-[two-digit ending year].

    Component names:
    School District Questionnaire
    Public School Questionnaire
    Private School Questionnaire
    BIA School Questionnaire
    Charter School Questionnaire
    Public School Principal Questionnaire
    Private School Principal Questionnaire
    BIA School Principal Questionnaire
    Charter School Principal Questionnaire
    Public Teacher Questionnaire
    Private Teacher Questionnaire
    BIA Teacher Questionnaire
    Charter Teacher Questionnaire
    Public Library Media Center Questionnaire
    Private Library Media Center Questionnaire
    BIA Library Media Center Questionnaire

    Years-1987-88, 1990-91, 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, continuing on a four-year cycle.


3. TEACHER FOLLOW-UP SURVEY (TFS)
Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS), [four-digit beginning year]-[two-digit ending year].

    Component names:
    Questionnaire for Former Teachers
    Questionnaire for Current Teachers

    Years-1991-92, 1994-95, 2000-01, 2004-04, continuing on a four-year cycle.


4. PRIVATE SCHOOL UNIVERSE SURVEY (PSS)
Private School Universe Survey (PSS), [four-digit beginning year]-[two-digit ending year until 1997-98, after that four digit ending year].

    Years-1989-90, 1991-92, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1997-98, 1999-2000, 2001-2002, 2003-2004.


5. PRIVATE SCHOOL SURVEY EARLY ESTIMATES
Private School Survey Early Estimates, [[four-digit beginning year]-[two-digit ending year]

    Years-1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92 and 1992-93.


6. NATIONAL HOUSEHOLD EDUCATION SURVEYS PROGRAM (NHES)
The [component name] Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program, ([component acronym]-NHES:[four-digit year]).

    Component name; component acronym (or repeat of component name); and year(s):
    Early Childhood Education; ECE; 1991
    Adult Education; AE; 1991, 1995, 1999
    School Readiness; SR; 1993
    School Safety and Discipline; SS&D; 1993
    Early Childhood Program Participation; ECPP; 1995, 2001
    Parent and Family Involvement in Education/Civic Involvement; PFI/CI; 1996
    Youth Civic Involvement; YCI; 1996
    Adult Civic Involvement; ACI; 1996
    Household and Library Use; HHL; 1996
    Parent; Parent; 1999
    Youth; Youth; 1999
    Adult Education and Lifelong Learning; AELL; 2001
    Before- and After-School Programs and Activities; ASPA; 2001
    Parent and Family Involvement in Education; PFI; 2003
    Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons; AEWR; 2003

    Example:
    SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, [component name] Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program, [four-digit year].


7. FAST RESPONSE SURVEY SYSTEM (FRSS)

Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), "[survey title]," FRSS [no.], [four-digit year].

    Examples:
    The NCES Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), "Survey on Advanced Telecommunications in U.S. Private Schools: 1998-99," FRSS 68, 1999.
    The NCES Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), "Survey on Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools, Fall 1998," FRSS 69, 1998.

8. INTEGRATED POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION DATA SYSTEM (IPEDS)
[four-digit year] Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "[component name]" (IPEDS-[component acronym]:[EITHER two-digit year OR two digit beginning year-two-digit ending year])

    Component Names, Acronyms, and Years:
    Graduation Rate Survey (IPEDS-GRS:[two-digit year]), 1997, 1998, 1999.
    Fall Enrollment Survey (IPEDS-EF:[two-digit year]), 1987 through 1999.
    Institutional Characteristics Survey" (IPEDS-IC:[two-digit beginning year]-[two-digit ending year]), 1987-1988 through 1999-2000.
    Completions Survey (IPEDS-C:[two-digit beginning year]-[two-digit ending year]), 1986-1987 through 1998-1999.
    Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Survey (IPEDS-SA:[two-digit beginning year]-[two-digit ending year]), 1988-1989 through 1999-2000.
    Fall Staff Survey (IPEDS-S:[two-digit year]), 1993, 1995, 1997, and 1999.
    Finance Survey (IPEDS-F:FY[two-digit year]), FY1987 through FY1999.
    Consolidated Survey (IPEDS-CN:FY[two-digit year]), FY1990 through FY1999.
    Academic Libraries Survey (IPEDS-L: [two-digit year]), 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998.
    Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2000
    Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2001
    Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Winter 2001-02
    Years-2000 and beyond (survey not broken into subject matter components)


9. NATIONAL POSTSECONDARY STUDENT AID STUDY (NPSAS)
[four-digit beginning year]-[two-digit ending year, except for 2000] National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:[two-digit ending year, except for 2000])

    Years-1986-87, 1989-90, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1999-2000

    Example:
    1992-93 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:93).


10. NATIONAL STUDY OF POSTSECONDARY FACULTY (NSOPF)
[four-digit year] National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:[two-digit year])

    Years-1988, 1993, and 1999

    Example:
    1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:93).

    Note regarding NPSAS and NSOPF: Starting in 2004, NPSAS and NSOPF will be collected under the overall 2004 National Study of Faculty and Students (NsoFaS:04). The standard NPSAS and NSOPF references, however, will continue to be used in nearly all cases. Generally, the only cases in which NsoFaS will be referred to will be in methodological, technical, or introductory text.


11. BEGINNING POSTSECONDARY STUDENTS LONGITUDINAL STUDY (BPS)
[four-digit year/two-digit year]Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, (BPS:[two digit beginning year-two- or four-digit ending year])

    1990/92 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:90/92)
    1990/94 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:90/94)
    1996/98 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:96/98)
    1996/01 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:96/01)


12.BACCALAUREATE AND BEYOND LONGITUDINAL STUDY (B&B)
[four-digit year/two-digit year]Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study, (B&B:[two digit beginning year-two- or four-digit ending year])

    1993/94 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/94)
    1993/97 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/97)
    1993/03 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03)
    2000/01 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:2000/01)


13. NATIONAL EDUCATION LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF 1988 (NELS:88)
The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/[two-digit survey year, with the exception of the Base Year and 4-digit for 2000), "[study wave], [component name], [four-digit survey year], [Data Analysis System (if applicable)]."

    Waves and Components:
    The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), "Base Year, [component], 1988."
    Student Survey
    School Survey
    Parent Survey
    Teacher Survey

    The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/90), "First Follow-up, [component], 1990."
    Student Survey
    Dropout Survey
    School Survey
    Teacher Survey
    The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/92), "Second Follow-up, [component], 1992."
    Student Survey
    Dropout Survey
    Parent Survey
    Teacher Survey
    School Survey
    Transcript Survey
    The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/94), "Third Follow-up, 1994."
    No component surveys
    The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/2000), "Fourth Follow-up, [component], 2000."
    Postsecondary Transcript Survey
    The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), "High School Effectiveness Study, 1990-92."

    Examples:
    The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), "Base Year, Parent Survey, 1988."
    The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/90), "First Follow-up, Dropout Survey, 1990."
    The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88:2000), "Fourth Follow-up, 2000, Data Analysis System."


14. HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND LONGITUDINAL STUDY (HS&B)
HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND LONGITUDINAL STUDY (HS&B-[CLASS]:[TWO-DIGIT BEGINNING YEAR]/[TWO-DIGIT COLLECTION YEAR])

    High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 1980 Sophomores (HS&B-So:80/92)
    High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 1980 Seniors (HS&B-Sr:80/86)
    High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 1980 Sophomores, "High School Transcript Study" (HS&B-So:80/82)
    High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 1980 Sophomores, "Postsecondary Education Transcript Study" (HS&B-So:PETS)
    High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 1980 Seniors, "Postsecondary Education Transcript Study" (HS&B-Sr:PETS)

15. NATIONAL LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1972 (NLS:72)
NATIONAL LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1972 (NLS:[TWO-DIGIT BEGINNING YEAR]/[TWO-DIGIT COLLECTION YEAR])

    National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS:72/86)
    National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972, "First Follow-up" (NLS:72/73)
    National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972, "Fifth Follow-up" (NLS:72/86)
    (First, second, third, fourth and fifth follow-up surveys were conducted in 1973, 1974, 1976, 1979 and 1986, respectively.)

    NOTE: For longitudinal studies data, the follow-up reference is often left out because data are probably from multiple collections, so just the acronym for base year and last collection is used, e.g., 1990 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:1990/1994).


16. EARLY CHILDHOOD LONGITUDINAL STUDY-BIRTH COHORT (ECLS-B)

Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B),
[of children born in calendar year 2001: collection at 9 mos., 24 mos., 30 mos., 48 mos., kindergarten entry, and first-grade]

    Components:
    Children's Birth Certificates
    Parent-Guardian Interviews
    Father Questionnaires
    Direct Child Assessments
    Early Care and Education Providers
    Teacher Questionnaires
    School Questionnaires


17. EARLY CHILDHOOD LONGITUDINAL STUDY, KINDERGARTEN CLASS OF 1998-99
Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), [season of collection] [4-digit year].

    Waves:
    Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), fall 1998
    Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), fall 1998 and spring 1999

    Components:
    Student Assessments
    Parent-Guardian Interviews
    Teacher Questionnaires
    Teacher Ratings
    Special Education Teacher Questionnaires
    School Questionnaires
    Salary and Benefits Questionnaire
    Student Records Abstract Form
    Verification of Head Start Program Participation


18. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION QUICK INFORMATION SYSTEM
Postsecondary Education Quick Information System (PEQIS),"[survey title]," PEQIS [no.], [four-digit year].

    Example:
    Postsecondary Education Quick Information System (PEQIS), "Survey on Students With Disabilities at Postsecondary Education Institutions," 1998.


19. NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) [four-digit year(s)] [name of assessment] Assessment.

    Main National NAEP:
    Assessments:
    Mathematics
    Reading
    Science
    History
    Civics
    Arts
    Years-various years 1992 on
    Main State NAEP:
    Assessments:
    Mathematics
    Reading
    Science
    History
    Years-various years 1992 on
    Trend NAEP
    National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), [four-digit year] Trends in Academic Progress
    National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1996 Trends in Academic Progress
    Assessments:
    Mathematics
    Science
    Reading
    Writing
    Years-various years 1969 on


20. NAEP HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT STUDIES

    The 1998 High School Transcript Study (HSTS)
    The 2000 High School Transcript Study (HSTS)


21. NATIONAL ADULT LITERACY SURVEY (NALS)-NCES AND DEPT. OF ED.
National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS)

    Years-1992


22. NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF ADULT LITERACY (NAAL)
National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)

    Years-


23. THIRD INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE STUDY (TIMSS)

    Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 1995
    Third 1995 International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)


24. 1999 TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE STUDY--REPEAT (TIMSS-R-)

    Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 1999


25. 1999 CIVIC EDUCATION STUDY (CivEd)

    Components:
    Student Questionnaire
    School Questionnaire


26. PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSESSMENT (PISA)

    Components:
    Assessment Items
    Student Questionnaire
    School Questionnaire


27. 2001 PROGRESS IN INTERNATIONAL READING LITERACY STUDY (PIRLS)

    Components:
    Reading Assessment
    Student, Teacher, and School Questionnaires


28. ADULT LITERACY AND LIFESKILLS (ALL)


29. PUBLIC LIBRARIES SURVEY (PLS)
Public Libraries Survey (PLS), fiscal year [four-digit year]

    Years-1989 through 2002, annual


30. ACADEMIC LIBRARIES SURVEY (ALS)
Academic Libraries Survey (ALS), [four-digit year]

    Years-1966 through 1988, every three years;
    1988 through 2002, every two years [up to 1998, was part of IPEDS (IPEDS-L); 2000 and beyond, not a part of IPEDS]


31. STATE LIBRARY AGENCIES (STLA) SURVEY
State Library Agencies (StLA) Survey, fiscal year [four-digit year]

    Years-1994 through 2002, annual


32. RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES STUDY (RCG)
Recent College Graduates Study (RCG), [four-digit year]

    Years-1976, 1978, 1981, 1985, 1987, and 1991


33. SCHOOL SURVEY ON CRIME AND SAFETY (SSOCS)
School Survey on Crime and Safety: 2000 (SSOCS)

    Years--2000, 2004 (expected)

    Example:
    U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2000.


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