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Feasibility of a Student Unit Record System Within the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Alisa F. Cunningham and John Milam

Describes the feasibility of collecting individual enrollment and financial aid information for each student in postsecondary education.

Estimating Undergraduate Enrollment in Postsecondary Education Using National Center for Education Statistics Data, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: David Hurst and Lisa Hudson

Describes the process of generating comparable estimates of undergraduate enrollment in postsecondary institutions across four NCES datasets.

National Household Education Surveys Program: 2001: Methodology Report, from Volume 6—Issue 4
     By: Mary Jo Nolin, Jill Montaquila, Patricia Nicchitta, Mary Collins Hagedorn, and Chris Chapman

Describes the purposes of the National Household Education Surveys Program, and includes an overview of its survey topics. Presents detailed information on the 2001 surveys, including questionnaire design, sample design, and data collection.

Third International Mathematics and Science Study 1999 Video Study Technical Report, Volume I: Mathematics, from Volume 5—Issue 3
     By: Jennifer Jacobs, Helen Garnier, Ronald Gallimore, Hilary Hollingsworth, Karen Bogard Givvin, Keith Rust, Takako Kawanaka, Margaret Smith, Diana Wearne, Alfred Manaster, Wallace Etterbeek, James Hiebert, and James Stigler
     Details the planning, implementation, processing, analysis, and reporting of the mathematics component of a complex study in which numerous videotapes of lessons in participating countries were collected and analyzed.
Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study: 2000–01 (B&B:2000/01) Methodology Report, from Volume 5—Issue 3
     By: Stephanie Charleston, John Riccobono, Paul Mosquin, and Michael Link
     Details the methodology of a 1-year follow-up survey of a national sample of college graduates who were first interviewed in 1999–2000, the year they completed their bachelor's degrees. Describes sample design and selection, coverage and weighting procedures, results of nonresponse analyses, and statistical quality evaluation.
Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study: 1996–2001 (BPS:1996/2001) Methodology Report, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Jennifer S. Wine, Ruth E. Heuer, Sara C. Wheeless, Talbric L. Francis, Jeff W. Franklin, and Kristin M. Dudley
     Describes the procedures and results of the full-scale implementation of the final follow-up interview with the BPS:96 cohort.
1999 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:99) Methodology Report, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Sameer Y. Abraham, Darby Miller Steiger, Margrethe Montgomery, Brian D. Kuhr, Roger Tourangeau, Bob Montgomery, and Manas Chattopadhyay
     Describes the methods and procedures used to develop and implement NSOPF:99.
National Postsecondary Student Aid Study 1999–2000 (NPSAS:2000) Methodology Report, from Volume 4—Issue 2
     By: John A. Riccobono, Melissa B. Cominole, Peter H. Siegel, Tim J. Gabel, Michael W. Link, and Lutz K. Berkner
     Describes the methods and procedures used for the NPSAS:2000, which provides information on trends in financial aid and on the ways in which families pay for postsecondary education.
Classification of Instructional Programs: 2000 Edition, from Volume 4—Issue 2
     By: National Center for Education Statistics
     Describes the methods, processes, and procedures used to develop the CIP:2000, the NCES taxonomy of instructional programs, and provides information on the CIP's structure, contents, and organization.
The NAEP 1998 Technical Report, from Volume 3—Issue 4
     By: Nancy L. Allen, John R. Donoghue, and Terry L. Schoeps
     Provides details on the instrument development, sample design, data collection, and data analysis procedures for the 1998 NAEP national and state assessments.
Community College Transfer Rates to 4-Year Institutions Using Alternative Definitions of Transfer, from Volume 3—Issue 3
     By: Ellen M. Bradburn and David G. Hurst
     Examines and compares community college transfer rates using various definitions of potential transfer students. Includes discussion of how these definitions relate to student background characteristics.
A Classification System for 2-Year Postsecondary Institutions, from Volume 3—Issue 3
     By: Ronald A. Phipps, Jessica M. Shedd, and Jamie P. Merisotis
     Outlines a proposed classification system for 2-year institutions that is based on cluster analysis and could provide a framework for policy-relevant research.
Monetary Incentives for Low-Stakes Tests, from Volume 3—Issue 2
     By: Harold F. O’Neil, Jr., Jamal Abedi, Charlotte Lee, Judy Miyoshi, and Ann Mastergeorge
     Documents the findings of an experiment in which 12th-grade students taking a math assessment were given monetary incentives to see whether such incentives would improve their performance.
1999 Customer Satisfaction Survey Report: How Do We Measure Up?, from Volume 3—Issue 2
     By: Sameena Salvucci, Albert C.E. Parker, R. William Cash, and Lori Thurgood
     Summarizes results of a 1999 survey regarding how satisfied federal, state, and local policymakers; academic researchers; and journalists were with NCES publications, databases, and services. Compares results in 1999 with results in 1997.
NAEP Scoring of Fourth-Grade Narrative Writing, from Volume 2—Issue 4
     By: Sheida White and Alan Venneman
     Includes the guide used by scorers of fourth-grade narrative writing in 1998, samples of students responses at each of the six levels of performance, and discussion of the scoring method.
NAEP Scoring of Eighth-Grade Informative Writing, from Volume 2—Issue 4
     By: Sheida White and Alan Venneman
     Includes the guide used by scorers of eighth-grade narrative writing in 1998, samples of students responses at each of the six levels of performance, and discussion of the scoring method.
NAEP Scoring of Twelfth-Grade Persuasive Writing, from Volume 2—Issue 4
     By: Sheida White and Alan Venneman
     Includes the guide used by scorers of 12th-grade narrative writing in 1998, samples of students responses at each of the six levels of performance, and discussion of the scoring method.
Issues Related to Estimating the Home-Schooled Population in the United States With National Household Survey Data, from Volume 2—Issue 4
     By: Robin R. Henke, Phillip Kaufman, Stephen P. Broughman, and Kathryn Chandler
     Examines differences in the design and execution of two surveys - the 1996 National Household Education Survey (NHES) and the 1994 October Current Population Survey (CPS) - that may have contributed to disparate estimates of the number and proportion of home-schooled children.
National Household Education Survey of 1999: Methodology Report, from Volume 2—Issue 4
     By: Mary Jo Nolin, Jill Montaquila, Patricia Nicchitta, Kwang Kim, Brian Kleiner, Jean Lennon, Christopher Chapman, Sean Creighton, and Stacey Bielick
     Describes the design, implementation, and release of the 1999 National Household Education Survey (NHES). Includes discussion of the goals of the survey, selection of survey topics, and design of the survey instruments.
Quality Profile for SASS Rounds 1-3: 1987-1995, from Volume 2—Issue 3
     By: Graham Kalton, Marianne Winglee, Sheila Krawchuk, and Daniel Levine
     Reviews research about the quality of data from the various components of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) to identify gaps in our knowledge and establish priorities for future research. Also provides information about the survey design and data collection procedures.
How Does NAEP Ensure Consistency in Scoring?, from Volume 2—Issue 3
     By: Sheida White, Connie Smith, and Alan Vanneman
     Discusses technique used to ensure consistent scoring of written student reponses in such subjects as reading, mathematics, writing, science, geography, U.S. History, and civics.
How Does NAEP Select Schools and Students?, from Volume 2—Issue 3
     By: Alan Vanneman and Sheida White
     Briefly explains how schools and students are selected for the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and and why high participation rates are important.
Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study First Follow-up 1996-98 (BPS:96/98) Methodology Report, from Volume 2—Issue 2
     By: J.S. Wine, R.W. Whitmore, R.E. Heuer, M. Biber, and D.J. Pratt
     Presents the design and methodology, including overall outcomes of data collection and evaluations of the quality of data collected.
Increasing the Participation of Special Needs Students in NAEP: A Report on 1996 NAEP Research Activities, from Volume 2—Issue 1
     By: John Mazzeo, James E. Carlson, Kristin E. Voelkl, and Anthony D. Lutkus
     Analyzes effects on inclusion rates of recent efforts to increase the participation of special needs students in NAEP.
School-Level Correlates of Academic Achievement: Student Assessment Scores in SASS Public Schools, from Volume 2—Issue 1
     By: Donald McLaughlin and Gili Drori
     Models the relationship between a variety of SASS schoollevel data and average student assessment scores.
A Recommended Approach to Providing High School Dropout and Completion Rates at the State Level, from Volume 2—Issue 1
     By: Marianne Winglee, David Marker, Allison Henderson, Beth Aronstamm Young, and Lee Hoffman
     Explores alternatives for reporting state dropout data and high school completion rates based on CCD data.
The NAEP 1996 Technical Report, from Volume 1—Issue 3
     By: Nancy L. Allen, James E. Carlson, and Christine A. Zelenak
     Provides details on the instrument development, sample design, data collection, and data analysis procedures of the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) long-term trend and main assessments for the nation.
Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study: 1993/97 Second Follow-up Methodology Report, from Volume 1—Issue 3
     By: Patricia Green, Sharon Myers, Cynthia Veldman, and Steven Pedlow
     Documents the methodology of the second follow-up interview, describing sample design, instrument development and data collection, response rates, efficacy of the survey instrument, and weights and design effects.
Evaluation of the NCES State Library Agencies Survey: An Examination of Duplication and Definitions in the Fiscal Section, from Volume 1—Issue 3
     By: Laura Riley Aneckstein
     Explores whether the fiscal section of this NCES survey duplicated any data collected by the Office of Library Programs and how selected definitions in the fiscal section could be revised to address problematic responses to certain items.
Coverage Evaluation of Academic Libraries Survey (ALS), from Volume 1—Issue 3
     By: Christopher C. Marston
     Evaluates universe coverage, data coverage, and response rates. Includes examination of survey design and data collection, perceptions of regional survey coordinators, and reporting by public versus private institutions.
Classification Evaluation of the 1994-95 Common Core of Data: Public Elementary/Secondary Education Agency Universe Survey, from Volume 1—Issue 2
     By: Stephen Owens
     Analyzes and documents classification issues, such as inadequate survey definitions, in order to provide input for ongoing improvement of the Common Core of Data (CCD) statistical program.
Indirect State-Level Estimation for the Private School Survey, from Volume 1—Issue 2
     By: Beverly D. Causey, Leroy Bailey, and Steven Kaufman
     Describes the development and evaluation of statistical models used to produce indirect estimates of the number of private schools and private school teachers, students, and graduates in individual states.

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