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Distance Learning Dataset Training

The Distance Learning Dataset Training System, or DLDT, provides information about the National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES) datasets and the tools that users need in order to find published reports, explore and acquire data, create data files, and conduct analyses in selected statistical software packages. The DLDT allows you to access the information you need, at your own pace. It provides instruction in how to properly use NCES public-use and restricted-use datasets.

There are two types of NCES DLDT modules that are available: Common modules and survey-specific modules. The common modules help you understand NCES data across the education spectrum. They provide general information about NCES, its research methods, the Center’s surveys, published data products and reports, and how to access public- and restricted-use datasets. The survey-specific modules present more detailed information about specific studies conducted by NCES, and how to use and analyze the datasets appropriately. Survey-specific modules are currently available for the following surveys:

Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Birth Cohort (ECLS-B)
Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K)
Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002)
High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09)
National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS)
Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)
Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B)
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS)
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

Use Internet Explorer 7.0+ and Flash Player 10 to access the full functionality of the DLDT modules. Consult the Technical Issues NCES Help documentation for additional information and helpful links for download at Contact survey-specific staff with training content inquires and questions.

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