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Open  Data Products

NCES-Barron's Admissions Competitiveness Index Data Files: 1972, 1982, 1992, 2004, , 2008, 2014
NCES Number: 2016332   Release Date: January 10, 2017  

NCES-Barron's Admissions Competitiveness Index Data Files: 1972, 1982, 1992, 2004, 2008
NCES Number: 2010331   Release Date: December 2, 2009  

CD-Rom: Postsecondary Education Transcript Study
NCES Number: 2004401   Release Date: February 1, 2004  

CD-ROM: Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study Data Analysis System (DAS) B&B:2000/01
NCES Number: 2003173   Release Date: November 14, 2003  

CD-ROM: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Second Follow-up Data Analysis System (DAS) BPS:96/01
NCES Number: 2003159   Release Date: March 13, 2003  

CD-Rom: NELS:88/2000 Restricted Use Data Files and Electronic Codebook
NCES Number: 2003348   Release Date: February 1, 2003  

CD-ROM: NELS:88/2000 Public Use Data Files and Electronic Codebook - Base Year through Fourth Follow-up
NCES Number: 2002322rev   Release Date: August 23, 2002  

CD-ROM: Electronic Codebooks for Windows 95/98
NCES Number: 2000193   Release Date: May 29, 2000  

CD-ROM: NELS:88/94 Public Use Data Files and Electronic Codebook - Base Year through Third Follow-up
NCES Number: 2000328rev   Release Date: April 27, 2000  

CD-ROM: NELS:88/94 Data Analysis System, with Additional Systems for High School and Beyond and the National Longitudinal Study of 1972
NCES Number: 96127   Release Date: May 18, 1996  

CD-ROM: NELS:88/94 Restricted Use
NCES Number: 96130   Release Date: March 12, 1996  

Open  Reports

Digest of Education Statistics, 2015
NCES Number: 2016014   Release Date: December 8, 2016  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2014
NCES Number: 2016006   Release Date: April 28, 2016  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2013
NCES Number: 2015011   Release Date: May 7, 2015  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2012
NCES Number: 2014015   Release Date: December 31, 2013  

Trends Among Young Adults Over Three Decades, 1974-2006
NCES Number: 2012345   Release Date: July 17, 2012  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2011
NCES Number: 2012001   Release Date: June 13, 2012  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2010
NCES Number: 2011015   Release Date: April 5, 2011  

Late High School Dropouts: Characteristics, Experiences, and Changes Across Cohorts
NCES Number: 2009307   Release Date: June 10, 2009  

Community Colleges: Special Supplement to The 2008 Condition of Education
NCES Number: 2008033   Release Date: August 20, 2008  

Trends Among High School Seniors, 1972-2004
NCES Number: 2008320   Release Date: June 24, 2008  

Interpreting 12th-Gradersí NAEP-Scaled Mathematics Performance Using High School Predictors and Postsecondary Outcomes From the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
NCES Number: 2007328   Release Date: September 18, 2007  

Advanced Mathematics and Science Coursetaking in the Spring High School Senior Classes of 1982, 1992, and 2004
NCES Number: 2007312   Release Date: August 9, 2007  

Findings from the Condition of Education 2007: High School Coursetaking
NCES Number: 2007065   Release Date: May 31, 2007  

United States High School Sophomores: A Twenty-Two Year Comparison, 1980-2002
NCES Number: 2006327   Release Date: October 3, 2006  

The Adult Lives of At-Risk Students: The Roles of Attainment and Engagement in High School
NCES Number: 2006328   Release Date: April 13, 2006  

First Generation Students in Postsecondary Education: A Look at their College Transcripts
NCES Number: 2005171   Release Date: August 9, 2005  

Waiting to Attend College: Undergraduates Who Delay Their Postsecondary Enrollment
NCES Number: 2005152   Release Date: June 16, 2005  

Gender Differences in Participation and Completion of Undergraduate Education and How They Have Changed Over Time
NCES Number: 2005169   Release Date: February 25, 2005  

Community College Students: Goals, Academic Preparation, and Outcomes
NCES Number: 2003164   Release Date: June 25, 2003  

Education Statistics Quarterly-Vol. 4 Issue 2
NCES Number: 2002609   Release Date: September 26, 2002  

Coming of Age in the 1990s: The Eighth-Grade Class of 1988 12 Years Later
NCES Number: 2002321   Release Date: March 29, 2002  

Educational Achievement and Black-White Inequality
NCES Number: 2001061   Release Date: July 5, 2001  

Monitoring School Quality: An Indicators Report
NCES Number: 2001030   Release Date: November 29, 2000  

Entry and Persistence of Women and Minorities in College Science and Engineering Education
NCES Number: 2000601   Release Date: August 17, 2000  

Vocational Education in the United States: Toward the Year 2000
NCES Number: 2000029   Release Date: January 24, 2000  

Mapping the Road to College: First-Generation Studentsí Math Track, Planning Strategies, and Context of Support
NCES Number: 2000153   Release Date: January 19, 2000  

Dropout Rates in the United States: 1998
NCES Number: 2000022   Release Date: December 1, 1999  

Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: A Profile of Preparation, Participation, and Outcomes
NCES Number: 1999187   Release Date: May 17, 1999  

Generational Status and Educational Outcomes Among Asian and Hispanic 1988 Eighth Graders
NCES Number: 1999020   Release Date: December 15, 1998  

Subsequent Educational Attainment of High School Dropouts
NCES Number: 98085   Release Date: June 10, 1998  

Confronting the Odds: Students At Risk and the Pipeline to Higher Education
NCES Number: 98094   Release Date: January 7, 1998  

Dropout Rates in the United States: 1996
NCES Number: 98250   Release Date: December 16, 1997  

Access to Postsecondary Education for the 1992 High School Graduates
NCES Number: 98105   Release Date: October 9, 1997  

Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995
NCES Number: 97473   Release Date: July 31, 1997  

Profiles of Students with Disabilities as Identified in NELS:88
NCES Number: 97254   Release Date: June 28, 1997  

Science Proficiency and Course Taking in High School: The Relationship of Science Course-taking Patterns to Increases in Science Proficiency Between 8th and 12th Grades
NCES Number: 97838   Release Date: April 15, 1997  

A Comparison of High School Dropout Rates in 1982 and 1992
NCES Number: 96893   Release Date: October 15, 1996  

Urban Schools: The Challenge of Location and Poverty
NCES Number: 96184   Release Date: August 5, 1996  

Dropout Rates in the United States: 1994
NCES Number: 96863   Release Date: July 22, 1996  

NELS:88/94 Descriptive Summary Report With an Essay on "Access and Choice in Postsecondary Education"
NCES Number: 96175   Release Date: May 10, 1996  

NELS:88 High School Senior's Instructional Experiences in Science and Math
NCES Number: 95278   Release Date: March 15, 1996  

Two Years Later: Cognitive Gains and School Transitions of NELS:88 Eighth Graders
NCES Number: 95436   Release Date: September 28, 1995  

Trends Among High School Seniors, 1972-1992
NCES Number: 95380   Release Date: July 3, 1995  

A Profile of the American High School Senior in 1992
NCES Number: 95384   Release Date: July 3, 1995  

NELS:88 Students' School Transition Patterns Between 8th and 10th Grades
NCES Number: 95137   Release Date: April 20, 1995  

NELS:88 Second Follow-up Research and Development Working Papers
NCES Number: 94251   Release Date: March 30, 1995  

Understanding Racial-Ethnic Differences in Secondary School Science and Mathematics Education
NCES Number: 95710   Release Date: March 30, 1995  

A Profile of the American High School Sophomore in 1990
NCES Number: 95086   Release Date: March 9, 1995  

Dropout Rates in the United States: 1993
NCES Number: 94669   Release Date: September 13, 1994  

Dropout Rates in the United States: 1992
NCES Number: 93464   Release Date: September 30, 1993  

School Engagement and Students At Risk
NCES Number: 93470   Release Date: August 30, 1993  

America's Teachers: Profile of a Profession, 1987-88
NCES Number: 93025   Release Date: June 4, 1993  

America's High School Sophomores: A Ten Year Comparison, 1980 - 1990
NCES Number: 93087   Release Date: June 4, 1993  

Dropout Rates in the United States: 1991
NCES Number: 92129   Release Date: September 16, 1992  

Characteristics of At-Risk Students in NELS:88
NCES Number: 92042   Release Date: August 11, 1992  

NELS:88 A Profile of Parents of Eighth Graders
NCES Number: 92488   Release Date: August 4, 1992  

NELS:88 Base Year Parent Descriptive Report
NCES Number: 90488   Release Date: July 30, 1992  

A Profile of American 8th Grade Mathematics and Science Instruction
NCES Number: 92486   Release Date: June 24, 1992  

Transitions Experienced by 1988 Eighth Graders
NCES Number: 92023   Release Date: April 15, 1992  

Language Characteristics and Academic Achievement: A Look At Asian and Hispanic Eighth Graders in NELS:88
NCES Number: 92479   Release Date: February 14, 1992  

A Profile of the American Eighth Grader: NELS:88 Student Descriptive Summary
NCES Number: 90458   Release Date: June 27, 1990  

Open  Shorter Publications

Career and Technical Education Coursetaking and Postsecondary Enrollment and Attainment: High School Classes of 1992 and 2004
NCES Number: 2016109   Release Date: July 21, 2016  

Economic Outcomes of High School Completers and Noncompleters 8 Years Later
NCES Number: 2007019   Release Date: October 12, 2006  

The Postsecondary Educational Experiences of High School Career and Technical Education Concentrators: Selected Results From the NELS:88/2000 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study
NCES Number: 2006309   Release Date: July 20, 2006  

What is the Status of High School Athletes 8 Years after Their Senior Year?
NCES Number: 2005303   Release Date: September 8, 2005  

Adolescent Cigarette Smoking: A Longitudinal Analysis Through Young Adulthood
NCES Number: 2005333   Release Date: June 2, 2005  

Educational Attainment of High School Dropouts 8 Years Later
NCES Number: 2005026   Release Date: November 8, 2004  

Statistics in Brief: Volunteer Service by Young People From High School Through Early Adulthood
NCES Number: 2004365   Release Date: December 22, 2003  

Postsecondary Attainment, Attendance, Curriculum, and Performance: Selected Results From the NELS:88/2000 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS), 2000
NCES Number: 2003394   Release Date: September 16, 2003  

Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Path to a Postsecondary Credential
NCES Number: 2003005   Release Date: June 30, 2003  

Condition of Education 2002 in Brief
NCES Number: 2002011   Release Date: September 10, 2002  

Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students Whose Parents Did Not Go to College
NCES Number: 2001126   Release Date: February 13, 2002  

NELS:88/2000 Fourth Follow-up: An Overview
NCES Number: 2000301   Release Date: February 7, 2000  

Students Who Prepare for College and a Vocation
NCES Number: 1999072   Release Date: August 31, 1999  

College Access and Affordability
NCES Number: 1999108   Release Date: March 8, 1999  

Do Gatekeeper Courses Expand Education Options?
NCES Number: 1999303   Release Date: March 1, 1999  

Who Goes to America's Highly Ranked "National" Universities?
NCES Number: 98095   Release Date: November 1, 1998  

The Relationship Between the Parental and Marital Experiences of 1988 Eighth-Grade Girls and High School Completion as of 1994
NCES Number: 98096   Release Date: May 14, 1998  

Issue Brief: Reading and Mathematics Achievement: Growth in High School
NCES Number: 98038   Release Date: December 4, 1997  

Students' Peer Groups in High School: The Pattern and Relationship to Educational Outcomes
NCES Number: 97055   Release Date: July 1, 1997  

Who Reports Participation in Varsity Inter-Collegiate Sports at 4-Yr Colleges
NCES Number: 97911   Release Date: February 4, 1997  

Dropouts who complete high school within 2 years of scheduled graduation
NCES Number: 97924   Release Date: January 31, 1997  

Urban Schools: The Challenge of Location and Poverty - Executive Summary (Pamphlet)
NCES Number: 96864   Release Date: August 5, 1996  

Types of Contact Between Parents and School Personnel (Indicator of the Month)
NCES Number: 96797   Release Date: May 12, 1996  

Findings from The Condition of Education 1995: Number 5 - The Educational Progress of Women
NCES Number: 96768   Release Date: December 22, 1995  

Community Service Performed by High School Seniors (Education Policy Issues: Statistical Perspectives)
NCES Number: 95743   Release Date: November 6, 1995  

Findings from The Condition of Education 1995: Number 4 - The Educational Progress of Hispanic Students
NCES Number: 95767   Release Date: September 29, 1995  

Statistics in Brief: Who Can Play? An Examination of NCAA's Proposition 16
NCES Number: 95763   Release Date: August 30, 1995  

Statistics in Brief: Social Background Differences in High School Mathematics and Science Coursetaking and Achievement
NCES Number: 95206   Release Date: August 10, 1995  

Statistics in Brief: "At-Risk" Eighth-Graders Four Years Later
NCES Number: 95736   Release Date: July 3, 1995  

Extracurricular Participation and Student Engagement (Education Policy Issues: Statistical Perspectives)
NCES Number: 95741   Release Date: June 15, 1995  

Findings from The Condition of Education 1994: Number 1 - High School Students Ten Years After
NCES Number: 95764   Release Date: June 14, 1995  

Findings from The Condition of Education 1994: Number 2 - The Educational Progress of Black Students
NCES Number: 95765   Release Date: June 14, 1995  

Statistics in Brief: Mathematics Course-Taking and Gains in Mathematics Achievement
NCES Number: 95714   Release Date: June 5, 1995  

Statistics in Brief: Making the Cut: Who Meets Highly Selective College Entrance Criteria?
NCES Number: 95732   Release Date: April 24, 1995  

Statistics in Brief: Changes in Math Proficiency Between 8th and 10th Grades
NCES Number: 93455   Release Date: February 11, 1994  

Statistics in Brief: High School Seniors Look to the Future, 1972 and 1992
NCES Number: 93473   Release Date: December 17, 1993  

Dropping Out of School: 1982 and 1992 (Issue Brief)
NCES Number: 93901   Release Date: August 31, 1993  

Statistics in Brief: Eighth to Tenth Grade Dropouts
NCES Number: 92006   Release Date: January 31, 1992  

E.D. TAB: The Tested Achievement of the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 Eighth-Grade Class
NCES Number: 91460   Release Date: April 25, 1991  

E.D. TAB: NELS:88: Eighth Graders' Reports of Courses Taken During the 1988 Academic Year by Selected Student Characteristics
NCES Number: 90459   Release Date: July 30, 1990  

Open  Technical/Methodological

Documentation for the Restricted-Use NCES-Barron's Admissions Competitiveness Index Data Files:1972, 1982, 1992, 2004, and 2008
NCES Number: 2010330   Release Date: December 2, 2009  

National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 First Follow-up: Student Component Data File User's Manual Volume II
NCES Number: 92088   Release Date: May 8, 2006  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 Base-Year to Fourth Follow-up: Student Component Data File
NCES Number: 2002323   Release Date: August 23, 2002  

Constructed Response Tests in the NELS:88 High School Effectiveness Study
NCES Number: 97804   Release Date: June 28, 1997  

NELS:88 Survey Item Evaluation Report
NCES Number: 97052   Release Date: April 22, 1997  

Sample Exclusion in NELS:88 - Characteristics of Base Year Ineligible Students; Changes in Eligibility Status After Four Years
NCES Number: 96723   Release Date: June 11, 1996  

National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS:88/94) Methodology Report
NCES Number: 96174   Release Date: May 10, 1996  

Psychometric Report for the NELS:88 Base Year Through Second Follow-up
NCES Number: 95382   Release Date: August 24, 1995  

The New College Course Map and Transcript Files: Changes in Course-Taking and Achievement, 1972-1993. Based on the Postsecondary Records from Two National Longitudinal Studies.
NCES Number: 19958001   Release Date: April 21, 1995  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 Second Follow-Up: Transcript Component Data File
NCES Number: 95377   Release Date: April 11, 1995  

A Pilot Standard National Course Classification System for Secondary Education
NCES Number: 95480   Release Date: February 3, 1995  

NELS:88 First Follow-Up Final Technical Report
NCES Number: 94632   Release Date: November 21, 1994  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 Second Follow-Up: School Component Data File
NCES Number: 94376   Release Date: October 20, 1994  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 Second Follow-Up: Parent Component Data File
NCES Number: 94378   Release Date: October 20, 1994  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 Second Follow-up: Student Component Data File
NCES Number: 94374   Release Date: October 18, 1994  

NELS:88: Second Follow-Up: Dropout Component Data File User's Manual
NCES Number: 94375   Release Date: October 15, 1994  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 Second Follow-Up: Teacher Component Data File
NCES Number: 94379   Release Date: October 14, 1994  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 First Follow-Up Teacher Component Data Files
NCES Number: 93085   Release Date: December 12, 1992  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 First Follow-Up Dropout Component Data Files
NCES Number: 92083   Release Date: November 15, 1992  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 First Follow-Up School Component Data Files
NCES Number: 92084   Release Date: July 6, 1992  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 First Follow-Up Student Component Volume I
NCES Number: 92030   Release Date: May 5, 1992  

Quality of Responses of Eighth Grade Students to Questionnaire Items
NCES Number: 91487   Release Date: September 30, 1991  

Psychometric Report for the NELS:88 Base Year Test Battery
NCES Number: 91468   Release Date: April 22, 1991  

NELS:88 Base Year Sample Design Report
NCES Number: 90463   Release Date: September 10, 1990  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 Base Year Student Component Data File
NCES Number: 90464   Release Date: June 22, 1990  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 Base Year Parent Component Data File
NCES Number: 90466   Release Date: June 22, 1990  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 Base Year School Component Data File
NCES Number: 90482   Release Date: May 21, 1990  

USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 Base Year Teacher Component Data File
NCES Number: 90484   Release Date: May 21, 1990  

A College Course Map and Transcript Files: Changes in Course-Taking and Achievement, 1972-1993. Second Edition.
NCES Number: 1990527   Release Date: April 21, 1990  

A Classification of Secondary School Courses
NCES Number: IES1982218   Release Date: July 23, 1982  

Open  Working Papers

Report for Computation of Balanced Repeated Replicate (BRR) Weights for the Third (NELS 88:1994) and Fourth (NELS88:2000) Follow-up Surveys
NCES Number: 200318   Release Date: June 12, 2003  

Mathematics, Foreign Language, and Science Coursetaking and the NELS:88 Transcript Data
NCES Number: 200301   Release Date: February 20, 2003  

English Coursetaking and the NELS:88 Transcript Data
NCES Number: 200302   Release Date: February 20, 2003  

Imputation of Test Scores in the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
NCES Number: 200116   Release Date: November 7, 2001  

Strengths and Limitations of Using SUDAAN, Stata, and WesVarPC for Computing Variances from NCES Data Sets
NCES Number: 200003   Release Date: February 14, 2000  

Development of a Prototype System for Accessing Linked NCES data
NCES Number: 9815   Release Date: August 31, 1999  

Projected Postsecondary Outcomes of 1992 High School Graduates
NCES Number: 199915   Release Date: June 16, 1999  

National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) Base Year Through Second Follow-up: Final Methodology Report
NCES Number: 9806   Release Date: May 12, 1999  

High School Curriculum Structure: Effects on Coursetaking and Achievement in Mathematics for High School Graduates
NCES Number: 9809   Release Date: May 12, 1999  

Procedures Guide for Transcript Studies
NCES Number: 199905   Release Date: May 11, 1999  

1998 Revision of the Secondary School Taxonomy
NCES Number: 199906   Release Date: May 11, 1999  

National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) Research Framework and Issues
NCES Number: 9603   Release Date: February 28, 1996  

Rural Education Data User's Guide
NCES Number: 9512   Release Date: March 31, 1995  

Empirical Evaluation of Social, Psychological, & Educational Construct Variables Used in NCES Surveys
NCES Number: 9514   Release Date: March 31, 1995  

Working Paper: National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988: Second Follow-up Questionnaire Content Areas and Research Issues
NCES Number: 9504   Release Date: January 31, 1995  

National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988: Conducting Trend Analyses of NLS-72, HS&B, and NELS:88 Seniors
NCES Number: 9505   Release Date: January 31, 1995  

National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988: Conducting Cross-Cohort Comparisons Using HS&B, NAEP, and NELS:88 Academic Transcript Data
NCES Number: 9506   Release Date: January 31, 1995  

National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988: Conducting Trend Analyses HS&B and NELS:88 Sophomore Cohort Dropouts
NCES Number: 9507   Release Date: January 31, 1995