Building State Representative Samples by Merging State Administrative Data with National Longitudinal Data to Study Transitions from High School to College

August 15th, 2008 - July 31st, 2012 | PROJECT

This project augments an NCES data collection effort for the High School Longitudinal Study by including 150 additional schools in up to 10 selected states to create state representative samples of at least 40 schools in each state. NCES will create a contract with a survey organization to collect survey data from students in about 800 schools starting at the 9th grade and following them to age 26. The student, teacher, and parent survey data will be merged with state administrative data. Thus the final data set for these states will include detailed longitudinal data on student education histories, test scores, courses, demographics, and other survey information about parents and teachers. In some of the states the student data will be linked with detailed teacher data. The purpose of this augmentation is to provide support for additional schools to create state samples. NSF will also be involved in planning for future surveys of these students as they reach college age.

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Team Members

Laura LoGerfo, Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Education


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0839209
Funding Amount: 4000000


Audience: Adults | Educators | Teachers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Undergraduate | Graduate Students | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Higher Education Programs | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs