National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS) Series

Investigator(s): National Center for Education Statistics

Beginning with an 8th grade cohort in 1988, NELS:88 provides trend data about critical transitions experienced by young people as they develop, attend school, and embark on their careers. Data were collected from students and their parents, teachers, and high school principals and from existing school records such as high school transcripts. Cognitive tests (math, science, reading, and history) were administered during the base year (1988), first follow-up (1990), and second follow-up (1992). Third follow-up data were collected in 1994 and the fourth in 2000. All dropouts were retained in the study.

NCES also provides access to NELS data through the DAS Web site. At this site you will find a link to a Windows software data analysis application (DAS). Users must download this software to their personal computers, create and submit their own specifications to generate statistical tables to this Web site, and retrieve their results.

For more information, visit NELS at NCES.

Most Recent Studies

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Most Recent Publications

2013
Britton, Marcus L.,  Goldsmith, Pat Rubio . Keeping people in their place? Young-adult mobility and persistence of residential segregation in US metropolitan areas. Urban Studies. 50, 2886-2903.
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2013
Dufur, Mikaela J.,  Parcel, Toby L.,  McKune, Benjamin A. Does capital at home matter more than capital at school? The case of adolescent alcohol and marijuana use. Journal of Drug Issues. 41, (1), 85-102.
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2013
Flashman, Jennifer . A cohort perspective on gender gaps in college attendance and completion. Research in Higher Education. 545-570.
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2010
Novak, Katherine B.,  Crawford, Lizabeth A. Routine activities as determinants of gender differences in delinquency. Journal of Criminal Justice. 38, (5), 913-920.
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2010
Shi, Yuying,  Leite, Walter,  Algina, James . The impact of omitting the interaction between crossed factors in cross-classified random effects modelling. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. 63, (1), 1-15.
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2010
2009
Griffith, Amanda Leigh . Essays in Higher Education Economics. Dissertation, Cornell University.
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2009
Hill, Nancy E.,  Tyson, Diana F. Parental involvement in middle school: A meta-analytic assessment of the strategies that promote achievement. Developmental Psychology. 45, (3), 740-763.
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2009
Pickett, Moneque Walker,  Dawkins, Marvin,  Braddock, Jomills, II . The effect of Title IX on participation of black and white females in high school sports: Evidence from national longitudinal surveys. Journal of Race and Policy. 5, (1), 79-90.
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2009
Steward, Nicole R.,  Farkas, George,  Bingenheimer, Jeffrey B. Detailed educational pathways among females after very early sexual intercourse. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 41, (4), 244-252.
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