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High School and Beyond, 1980 [United States]: Sophomore and Senior Cohort First Follow-Up 1982

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Title:High School and Beyond, 1980 [United States]: Sophomore and Senior Cohort First Follow-Up 1982
Study Number:724
Catalog Date:05/08/1998
Primary Investigator(s):United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:This data collection provides the second wave of data in a longitudinal, multi-cohort study of American youth conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) on behalf of the National Center for Education Statistics. The first wave of data was collected in 1980 (ICPSR 7896) and the third wave was collected in 1984 (ICPSR 8443). Student identification numbers included in each record permit data from these surveys to be merged with other High School and Beyond files. The base-year (1980) study incorporated student data from both cohorts into one file. Due to the more complex design of the First Follow-Up and a resulting increase in the volume of available data, separate files have been created for the two cohorts. The sophomore cohort portion of this collection replicates nearly all of the types of data gathered in the base-year study (ICPSR 7896), including students' behavior and experiences in the secondary school setting, outside employment, educational and occupational aspirations and expectations, personal and family background, and personal attitudes and beliefs. Also, the same cognitive test was administered in the base-year and follow-up surveys. The senior cohort portion, in contrast, emphasizes postsecondary education and work experiences. Education data include the amount and type of school completed, school financing, aspirations, and non-school training. Information is also provided on labor force participation and aspirations, military service, and financial status. The senior cohort did not take the cognitive test for the follow-up survey. Both cohorts provide demographic data such as age, race, sex, and ethnic background. The Transcripts Survey provides information on individual students such as the type of high school program, the student's grade point average, attendance, class rank and size, and participation in special education programs, plus course-oriented data such as the year a course was taken, the type of course, credit earned, and grades received. The Offerings and Enrollments Survey file contains data on each school in the sample and include variables such as size and type of institution, type of schedule used, ethnic composition of the faculty and student body, busing, types of programs and specific courses offered, school facilities, number of handicapped students, and school staffing. In addition, information is provided on academic and disciplinary policies, and perceived problems in the school. The Local Labor Market Indicators file contains economic and labor market data for the geographical area of each school in the sample, given both by county and by Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area. The School Questionnaire file incorporates data elements from both the Base-Year School Questionnaire and the First Follow-up School Questionnaire, along with other information from sampling files, into a single record for each school. Topics include institutional characteristics such as total enrollment, average daily attendance rates, dropout rates, remedial programs, provisions for handicapped and disadvantaged students, participation in federal programs, teacher retention and absenteeism, per-pupil expenditures, school rules and policies, and ownership and funding of nonpublic schools.
Universe:United States who were high school sophomores or seniors in 1980.

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