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A profile of the American high school sophomore in 2002: Initial results from the base year of the education longitudinal study of 2002. Statistical analysis report (NCES 2005-338)

Citation

Ingels, S., Burns, L. J., Charleston, S., Cataldi, E. F., & Chen, X. (2005). A profile of the American high school sophomore in 2002: Initial results from the base year of the education longitudinal study of 2002. Statistical analysis report (NCES 2005-338). Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES); U.S. Department of Education.

Abstract

This report presents findings from the base year of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), a new longitudinal study of high school students. The report provides descriptive information about the experiences and characteristics of a nationally representative sample of 10th-graders who were studied in the spring term of the 2001-02 school year. It examines the cohort’s sociodemographic characteristics, school experiences, participation in extracurricular activities, time use, tested achievement in reading and mathematics, and educational expectations and plans.