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 (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
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