Early Childhood Longitudinal Study [United States]: Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999, Kindergarten-Eighth Grade Full Sample

Author(s): United States. Department of Education; National Center for Education Statistics; Institute of Education Sciences (U.S.)
Date Issued: May, 2010
Description: The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 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). Unlike the public-use longitudinal files released in previous rounds, this file contains all data for all ECLS-K sample cases that have been publicly released in any of the rounds. Thus, it can be used for within-year (cross-sectional) analyses of any round of data collection and cross-year (longitudinal) analyses of combinations of rounds. 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. The following summarizes each wave of this study. 1998-1999 (the Kindergarten year): The ECLS-K child assessments, parent interviews, and teacher questionnaires were conducted in the fall. Children, parents, and teachers participated again in the spring, along with school administrators. 1999-2000 (the First grade year): The ECLS-K conducted child assessments and parent interviews for a 30 percent sub-sample in the fall. The full sample of children, parents, teachers, and school administrators participated in the spring. 2002 (the Third grade year): The ECLS-K conducted child assessments and parent interviews in the spring. Teachers and school administrators completed questionnaires. 2004 (the Fifth grade year): The ECLS-K conducted child assessments and parent interviews in the spring. Teachers and school administrators completed questionnaires. 2007 (the Eighth grade year): The ECLS-K followed the children into middle school. Information was collected from the children, their parents, teachers, and school administrators. For more detailed information about this data collection, please refer to the user guide.
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Alernative Title: ECLS-K K-8 Full Sample Data
Source: United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics. Early Childhood Longitudinal Study [United States]: Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999, Kindergarten-Eighth Grade Full Sample [Computer file]. ICPSR28023-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-05-27. doi:10.3886/ICPSR28023
Note: This study is part of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K) series. There is an errata sheet and data file that pertain to errors in theta scores released in August 2009 for the kindergarten through fifth grade theta scores on the public-use longitudinal data set. The eighth grade scores are included as well to provide users with the complete set of ECLS-K theta scores in one file. Specifically, the data released with this errata correct for errors in the theta scores released through the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study [United States]: Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999, Kindergarten-Eighth Grade Full Sample Public-Use Data File.
Topics: Children & Child Development > Child Development & School Readiness > Physical Development & Growth

Children & Child Development > Child Development & School Readiness > Behavior/Social & Emotional Development/Socialization

Children & Child Development > Child Development & School Readiness > Family Influences
Date of Collection: 1998--1999
Period Coverage: 1998--2007
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