NCES releases data to the public for statistical purposes only. Every effort is made to provide the maximum research information that is consistent with reasonable confidentiality protections. Record matching to identify individual respondents or deductive disclosure by any user is prohibited.
Transcript data is available only as restricted-use data because of the sensitivity of the data. Restricted-use files, which include all reported data, are released only to researchers licensed by NCES. (For information on obtaining a restricted-data userís license, see the website http://nces.ed.gov/statprog/confid5.asp.) NCES will review the submitted documents for content and completeness and inform the requestor whether a license to use the restricted data is approved.