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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)

Data and Documentation


  • For 2001–02 and earlier years, information on the design, data collection methodology, and data processing procedures for each PSS collection is contained in the technical notes section of the PSS report for that respective collection.
  • Text files are ASCII files with a minimum of formatting and can be read into statistical processing programs such as SPSS or SAS, or spread sheet applications such as Excel or Lotus.
  • To produce standard errors, the user needs a statistical application capable of estimating standard errors from a complex sample design (e.g., WesVar, version 2.5 or higher; SUDAAN, Version 9.0; or AM statistical software). The BRR method (design) should be used.
  • When merging PSS data files from different survey years, "*PIN", the Permanent Identification Number, should be used for the merge variable.
  • For more information on unzipping files and downloading zip files click here.
  • For more information on viewing PDF files click here.

Year Data Documentation
SAS SPSS TXT General File Layout Questionnaire Codebook
2009-10 ZIP (5.5 MB)
SAS File
ZIP (5.0 MB)
SPSS File
ZIP (4.0 MB)
Text File
PDF (946 KB)
Documentation
ZIP (18 KB)
Excel File
PDF (128 KB) PDF (410 KB)
ZIP (72 KB)
Word File
ZIP (14 KB)
SAS Syntax
ZIP (11 KB)
SPSS Syntax
2007-08 ZIP (6.4 MB)
SAS File
ZIP (5.3 MB)
SPSS File
ZIP (4.5 MB)
Text File
PDF (959 KB)
Documentation
ZIP (30 KB)
Excel File
PDF (108 KB) PDF (155 KB)
ZIP (83 KB)
Word File
ZIP (11 KB)
SAS Syntax
ZIP (11 KB)
SPSS Syntax
2005-06 ZIP (6.0 MB)
SAS File
ZIP (5.7 MB)
SPSS File
ZIP (4.4 MB)
Text File
PDF (1.2 MB)
Documentation
ZIP (17 KB)
Excel File
PDF (481 KB) PDF (142 KB)
ZIP (56 KB)
Word File
ZIP (12 KB)
SAS Syntax
ZIP (8 KB)
SPSS Syntax
2003-04 ZIP (5.1 MB)
SAS File
ZIP (4.3 MB)
SPSS File
ZIP (3.7 MB)
Text File
PDF (1.4 MB)
Documentation
ZIP (20 KB)
Excel File
PDF (451 KB) PDF (430 KB)
ZIP (257 KB)
Word File
ZIP (11 KB)
SAS Syntax
ZIP (7 KB)
SPSS Syntax
2001-02 ZIP (5.4 MB)
SAS File
ZIP (4.3 MB)
SPSS File
ZIP (3.6 MB)
Text File
PDF (613 KB)
Report
ZIP (12 KB)
Excel File
PDF (100 KB) PDF (126 KB)
ZIP (74 KB)
Word File
ZIP (10 KB)
SAS Syntax
ZIP (7 KB)
SPSS Syntax
1999–2000 ZIP (4.5 MB)
SAS File
ZIP (3.9 MB)
SPSS File
ZIP (3.2 MB)
Text File
PDF (549 KB)
Report
ZIP (15 KB)
Excel File
PDF (94 KB) PDF (131 KB)
ZIP (60 KB)
Word File
ZIP (10 KB)
SAS Syntax
ZIP (7 KB)
SPSS Syntax
1997–98 ZIP (4.6 MB)
SAS File
ZIP (3.9 MB)
SPSS File
ZIP (3.3 MB)
Text File
PDF (597 KB)
Report
ZIP (11 KB)
Excel File
PDF (686 KB) PDF (115 KB)
ZIP (43 KB)
Word File
ZIP (10 KB)
SAS Syntax
ZIP (7 KB)
SPSS Syntax
1995–96 ZIP (4.2 MB)
SAS File
ZIP (3.5 MB)
SPSS File
ZIP (3.1 MB)
Text File
PDF (597 KB)
Report
ZIP (11 KB)
Excel File
PDF (577 KB) PDF (115 KB)
ZIP (38 KB)
Word File
ZIP (10 KB)
SAS Syntax
ZIP (7 KB)
SPSS Syntax
1993–94 ZIP (4.7 MB)
SAS File
ZIP (3.9 MB)
SPSS File
ZIP (3.2 MB)
Text File
PDF (268 KB)
Report
ZIP (12 KB)
Excel File
PDF (701 KB) PDF (117 KB)
ZIP (46 KB)
Word File
ZIP (10 KB)
SAS Syntax
ZIP (7 KB)
SPSS Syntax
1991–92 ZIP (2.6 MB)
SAS File
ZIP (2.3 MB)
SPSS File
ZIP (1.9 MB)
Text File
PDF (3.0 MB)
Report
ZIP (11 KB)
Excel File
PDF (428 KB) PDF (110 KB)
ZIP (39 KB)
Word File
ZIP (9 KB)
SAS Syntax
ZIP (7 KB)
SPSS Syntax
1989–90 ZIP (3.2 MB)
SAS File
ZIP (2.6 MB)
SPSS File
ZIP (2.0 MB)
Text File
PDF (1.5 MB)
Report
ZIP (15 KB)
Excel File
PDF (240 KB) PDF (136 KB)
ZIP (63 KB)
Word File
ZIP (11 KB)
SAS Syntax
ZIP (7 KB)
SPSS Syntax

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