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Data and Documentation

Student-level files are currently available for the Base Year (2009) and First Follow-up (2012), and a school-level file is available for the Base Year.

Which file should you use for your research?

See our HSLS Variable List Excel File (417 KB) to determine which file(s) have the variables you’re looking for.

How do you get the data?

Public-use data is available for immediate download, here: http://nces.ed.gov/EDAT

Restricted-use data is available under restricted-use license. Find out more about how to obtain a restricted-use license, here: http://nces.ed.gov/statprog/instruct.asp

We also recommend reviewing the documentation for each data file, which can answer many of your questions.

Base Year Data File Documentation including codebook

First Follow-up Data File Documentation including codebook

Still have questions?

Email us at hsls09@ed.gov


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