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National Longitudinal Transition Study-2

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

The National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) is a study that is part of the National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) program; program data is available since 2000 at . NLTS2 ( is a longitudinal survey that was designed to provide a national picture of the experiences and achievements of students in special education during high school and as they transition from high school to adult life. NLTS2 involved five waves of data collection using three main data collection components: (1) telephone interviews with parents and youth who are capable of completing a phone interview; (2) direct assessments and in-person interviews with youth while they are in secondary school; and (3) the collection of school data (e.g., surveys of teachers, special education teachers, principals). A nationally representative sample of students who were 13 to 16 years old and receiving special education services in December 2000 when the study began were sampled, and these students were followed until 2010. Key statistics produced from NLTS2 are characteristics of secondary school students in special education and their households; secondary school experiences of students in special education, including their schools, school programs, related services, and extracurricular activities; experiences of students once they leave secondary school, including adult programs and services, social activities, etc.; and measurement of the secondary school and postschool outcomes of students in the education, employment, social, and residential domains.

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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

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 Special Education Research
Identifier NCSER_20063001
Data First Published 2012-03-01
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2016-06-27
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 018:50
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id 48c13d5a-378a-4273-ae0b-061f2f2f2096
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 Special Education Research
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 470dc3e09523bdf025286680c0fdcf1be2e30f94
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States
System of Records
Temporal 2001/2010

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