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Access NHES Public Use Data through Direct Downloads

Data File User’s Manuals, codebooks, and public-use data files are linked below for download. They are organized by NHES collection year.


2019 Data Products

User’s Manual

Data Files

Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP)

Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI)


2016 Data Products

User’s Manual

Data Files

Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP)

Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI)

Adult Training and Education (ATES)

NHES:2016 Restricted Use Geocode Files


2012 Data Products

Data Files

Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP)

Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI)

On August 13, 2015, NCES released an errata for the NHES Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) data files released on May 6, 2015, describing an error in the response coding for four variables (P1SCINT , P1WRMTL, P2SCINT , P2WRMTL). That error has been corrected in these PFI files. For more details, see the errata posted here.

User’s Manual

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2007 Data Products

Data Files

School Readiness (SR)

Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI)

User’s Manual

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2005 Data Products

Data Files

Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP)

After-School Programs and Activities (ASPA)

Adult Education (AE)

User’s Manual

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2003 Data Products

Data Files

Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI)

Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons (AEWR)

User’s Manual

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2001 Data Products

Data Files

Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP)

Before- and After-School Programs and Activities (ASPA)

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning (AELL)

User’s Manual

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1999 Data Products

Data Files

Parent

Youth

Adult Education

User’s Manual

Methodology Report, 1999

Revised 1999 data released (Nov. 2021)

The following information applies to you only if you have NHES:1999 Stata dictionary files that were downloaded or ordered before November 30, 2021 and merged either the public-use data files to the restricted-use files or to another NHES:1999 public-use file (e.g., merged the Parent public-use file to the Youth public-use file).

The NHES:1999 Stata dictionary files that were downloaded or shipped prior to November 30, 2021 contain a syntax error that has now been corrected; data users will need to rerun the read-in files to correct for the error. The affected variables are BASMID and ENUMID, for Parent-NHES:1999; Youth-NHES:1999; and AE-NHES: 1999. No data elements nor Stata setup files have changed. To update these case identification variables in Stata, you will need to download the revised Stata dictionary files that are now available (files starting parent99rev.dct, youth99rev.dct, adult99rev.dct) and the corresponding ASCII data files and Stata setup files. These revised files will allow Stata users to merge the public-use data files to each other and to the restricted-use files.

Data users may need to edit the syntax in the set-up files so that the directories specified in the files match the directory structure and the location of data on the user's computer. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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1991-1996 Data Products

Data Files

To obtain NHES data files and codebooks for surveys conducted before 1999, please go to https://nces.ed.gov/OnlineCodebook

The following are a list of user’s manuals for the NHES data files for surveys conducted before 1999.

User’s Manuals

1991-1996


1991

  • ECE manual (includes questionnaire and appendices)
  • AE manual (includes questionnaire and appendices)

1993

  • SR manual (includes questionnaire and appendices)
  • SSD manual (includes questionnaire and appendices)

1995

1996

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