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Data collection for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) has ended.

The final data collection for the ECLS-K:2011 concluded in the spring of 2016. Please visit the following link for information about the release of data from the ECLS-K:2011: http://nces.ed.gov/ecls/datainformation2011.asp

Data Products:

Restricted-use and public-use files containing data from the kindergarten through fifth-grade rounds of data collection for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) are now available. Please note that while the ECLS-K:2011 was designed to allow for cross-cohort comparisons with the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 199899 (ECLS-K), the direct child cognitive assessment scores available on these files are not directly comparable to scores from the ECLS-K. Child assessment scores designed specifically for comparisons between the ECLS-K and ECLS-K:2011 cohorts are currently in development. It is appropriate to use data from the current data file release to compare the two cohorts in other ways, for example to look at differences in demographic characteristics or the home, school, and classroom experiences of the two groups.

For a full list of ECLS data products, please visit the Publications and Products area.

Upcoming Conferences, Seminars and Workshops:

The Distance Learning Dataset Training (DLDT) program at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is releasing newly developed online training modules for several NCES complex survey datasets.

The DLDT computer-based training module resource is an online, interactive tool that allows users to learn about NCES data across the education spectrum and evaluate it for suitability for particular research purposes.

There are two types of NCES DLDT modules that are available: Common modules and study-specific modules. The common modules help you understand NCES data acrosss the education spectrum. They also discuss the methods NCES uses to ensure that the data, published products, and reports are consistent, reliable, complete, and accurate. Lastly, the common modules help you understand how to access public- and restricted-use datasets.

The study-specific modules provided in this training system present more detailed information about the specific studies conducted by NCES. Study-specific modules are currently available for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K). Modules for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) are currently in development and are expected to be released in early 2020.

Start learning about NCES datasets at: http://nces.ed.gov/training/datauser.