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Secondary School Longitudinal Studies

Design Overview

In response to its mandate to “collect and disseminate statistics and other data related to education in the United States” and the need for policy-relevant, nationally representative longitudinal samples of elementary and secondary students, NCES instituted the secondary longitudinal studies program. The aim of this continuing program is to study the educational, vocational, and personal development of students at various stages in their educational careers and the personal, familial, social, institutional, and cultural factors that may affect that development. NCES (and ELS:2002 and HSLS:09) is authorized by section 406(b) of the General Education Provision Act (20 U.S.C. 1221e) as amended by the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002.

Roll over the points below to see when each wave of data collection occurred (open circles represent ongoing or planned collections).

Research Design for the NCES High School Cohorts National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class Of 1972 Base Year data collection High School transcript National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class Of 1972 1st follow-up data collection National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class Of 1972 2nd follow-up data collection National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class Of 1972 3rd follow-up data collection National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class Of 1972 4th follow-up data collection National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class Of 1972 Post-secondary transcript National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class Of 1972 5th follow-up data collection Mercury Venus

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