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National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) is a study that is part of the Longitudinal Studies Branch (LSB) program; program data is available since 1988 at . NELS:88 ( is a longitudinal study that is designed to provide trend data about critical transitions experienced by students as they leave middle or junior high school, and progress through high school and into postsecondary institutions or the work force. A nationally representative sample of eighth-graders were first surveyed in the spring of 1988. A sample of these respondents were then resurveyed through four follow-ups in 1990, 1992, 1994, and 2000. Overall weighted response rate was unavailable as of December 2014. Key statistics produced from NELS:88 data can be used for policy-relevant research about educational processes and outcomes, for example: student learning; early and late predictors of dropping out; and school effects on students' access to programs and equal opportunity to learn.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from Education JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Publisher National Center for Education Statistics
Identifier NCES_1990458
Data First Published 1996-03-12
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2002-08-23
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 018:50
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id be0b8db6-a32e-44e1-8bd8-d2c8d7b32c67
Harvest Source Id 2a5c4dd8-eda9-4f03-abc3-fff8cfb80fc6
Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Homepage URL
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Institute of Education Sciences > National Center for Education Statistics
Related Documents
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 608f55215b891b03aedc9f8efd8db63c5830f8ce
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States
Temporal 1987/2001

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