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Title: National Longitudinal Transition Study Data Files
Description: This data file contains data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS). NLTS was launched in 1987 to examine the characteristics and school experiences of youth with disabilities transitioning from secondary school to early adulthood. The longitudinal study includes a nationally representative sample of over 8,000 secondary special education students ages 13 to 21 (in the 1985-86 school year), drawn to represent youth in each of the federal special education disability categories. NLTS data were first gathered in 1987 (wave 1) and again in 1990-91 (wave 2) to examine youths' experiences through secondary school and into their early adult years. In this file, data from the publicly available dataset are mapped to the original data collection instruments and recoded to their original format to make it possible to examine trends across studies.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: August 2015
Web Release: July 31, 2015
Print Release:
Publication #: NCEE 20154014
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCEE
Type of Product: Data File
Questions: For questions about the content of this Data File, please contact:
Yumiko Sekino.