IEA Civic Education Study, 1999: [United States] (ICPSR 3892)
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International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
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The IEA Civic Education Study is an international assessment of the civic knowledge and skills of 14-year-olds in 28 countries. It was conducted under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA): the IEA's International Steering Committee guided the research, the International Coordinating Center (ICC) coordinated the day-to-day operations, and a data processing center processed the data. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) sponsored the 1999 IEA Civic Education Study in the United States. The assessment was administered to 2,811 students across 124 public and private schools nationwide at the beginning of ninth grade, the grade in which most 14-year-olds were enrolled at the time of the assessment (October 1999). Civic achievement in this study was measured by a total civic knowledge scale composed of two subscales: civic content and civic skills. Civic content refers to knowledge of content, such as characteristics of democracies, and civic skills refer to the interpretative skills needed to understand civic-related information (e.g., the skills needed to make sense of a newspaper article). In addition, survey items measured students' concepts of democracy, citizenship, and government, attitudes toward civic issues, and expected political participation. Students also answered questions on their background characteristics and on classroom climate. Questionnaires also solicited background information on school principals and teachers, and demographic information about the school and school programs related to civics education.
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To compute means, percentages, regression coefficients and their JRR standard errors, users are provided with SAS and SPSS macros. The four Jackknife SAS macros (JackReg.sas, JackGen.sas, SampleJackREG.sas, and SampleJackGEn.sas) are summarized in a single file called Jacknife.sas, and the four Jackknife SPSS macros (JackGen2.sps, JackReg2.sps, SampleJackGen.sps, and SampleJackREG.sps) are summarized in a single file called Jacknife.sps.
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- International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. IEA Civic Education Study, 1999: [United States]. ICPSR03892-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-03-30. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03892.v2
2016-03-30 Some enhancements were made to the data when it was added to the CivicLEADS archive. These enhancements include adding additional data files for the ICPSR full suite of statistical software packages (SPSS, Stata, SAS, R), creating SDA with variable groups for all files, adding question text to the data documentation, updating the existing document to current ICPSR formats, and adding the questionnaire as an additional document.
2006-01-18 File SA3892.JACK.PROG was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
2006-01-18 File UG3892.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
2006-01-18 File DOC3892.CSWLK.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
2006-01-18 File SP3892.JACK.PROG was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
2004-05-13 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Created online analysis version with question text.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.