Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Kindergarten Class, 1998-1999, Kindergarten-Eighth Grade Full Sample [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 28083)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics


The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Kindergarten Class (ECLS-K), 1998-1999, Kindergarten-Eighth Grade Full Sample includes the kindergarten, first, third, fifth, and eighth grade data collections for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K). It focuses on children's early school experiences beginning with kindergarten through eighth grade. It is a nationally representative sample that collects information from children, their families, their teachers, and their schools. ECLS-K provides data about the effects of a wide range of family, school, community, and individual variables on children's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development, their early learning and early performance in school, as well as their home environment, home educational practices, school environment, classroom environment, classroom curriculum, and teacher qualifications.

Access Notes

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    child development, early childhood education, kindergarten

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1998--1999

Data Collection Notes:

2011-09-21 This data resource description has been deaccessioned and is no longer available.

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation.

For ECLS data that is currently distributed by ICPSR, see Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS) Series .