Skip Navigation
Title: NLS-72-Postsecondary Education Transcript Files. Data User's Manual for Revised Transcript, Term, and Course Files. Supplementary Addendum.
Description: This addendum describes the nature, rationale, and results of the second cleaning and revision of the National Longitudinal Study of 1972 (NLS-72) Postsecondary Education Transcript Files (PETS). This project, conducted for nearly 3 years, followed an initial cleaning and reduction in 1987, which came about as a reaction to the idiosyncratic records originally submitted by institutions. In this revision, the STUDENT file was left as revised in 1987, but the other files underwent considerable alteration. Four data sets with Statistical Analysis System extensions have resulted: (1) STUDENT3; (2) TRANS4; (3) TERM4; and (4) COURSE4. These include the work of the 1987 revisor P. Knepper. The revised definitions, new terminology, and renamed and altered files are described. Directions for using the modified NLS PETS files are included. (SLD)
Online Availability:
Cover Date: April 1992
Web Release: April 22, 1992
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 1992354
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Technical/Methodological Report
Survey/Program Areas: High School Transcript Studies (HST)
National Longitudinal Study of the H.S. Class of 1972 (NLS-72)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Technical/Methodological Report, please contact the Webmaster.