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School-Age Children

There are two major repeating surveys on school-age children: the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey (PFI-NHES) conducted in 1996, 2003, and 2007, and the Before- and After-School Programs and Activities survey (ASPA-NHES) conducted in 2001 and 2005. Selected items from the PFI and ASPA, rather than the full questionnaires, were asked in 1999. The PFI and ASPA surveys have collected information on:

  • parent and family involvement in children's education
    • involvement with homework
    • school practices to involve families
    • involvement in school activities, events, and meetings
    • involvement in activities outside of school
  • before-and after-school programs and activities
    • center or school-based programs
    • arrangements with relatives
    • arrangements with nonrelatives
    • activities children participate in after school
    • self-care
  • school choice
  • homeschooling
  • parent satisfaction with children's schools
  • school-age children with disabilities

Extensive background and household information was also collected for children and their parents.

NHES also has data on youth civic involvement and school safety and discipline collected in the Youth Civic Involvement Survey (NHES:1996) and the Youth Survey (NHES:1999), and the School Safety and Discipline Survey (NHES:1993), respectively.