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Data Collection Procedures

The ECLS-K:2023 national study data collections will begin in 2022. Participants will be asked to complete instruments and provide essential feedback to help the study provide meaningful information for educators and families. The study will collect information from participating children, their parents/guardians, their teachers, and their school administrators.

Pre-K

Mom with child on lap looking at laptop

Web surveys with parents

K–5

One-on-one sessions with children

One-on-one sessions with children

Web surveys with parents, teachers, and school administrators

Web surveys with parents, teachers, and school administrators


Information on planned data collection procedures is available for public review and comment prior to the start of each study round in the requests to conduct the study submitted to the Office of Management and Budget. Final data collection procedures will be described in depth in the study documentation that will be released with the study’s data files.