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High School Longitudinal Study, 2009-2013 [United States]; Archival Version

United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics 2016

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  • Title:
    High School Longitudinal Study, 2009-2013 [United States]; Archival Version
  • Author: United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics
  • Description: The High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) is nationally representative, longitudinal study of 9th graders who were followed through their secondary and postsecondary years, with an emphasis on understanding students' trajectories from the beginning of high school into postsecondary education, the workforce, and beyond. What students decide to pursue when, why, and how are crucial questions for HSLS:09. The HSLS:09 focuses on answering the following questions: How do parents, teachers, counselors, and students construct choice sets for students, and how are these related to students' characteristics, attitudes, and behavior?; How do students select among secondary school courses, postsecondary institutions, and possible careers?; How do parents and students plan financing for postsecondary experiences? What sources inform these plans?; What factors influence students' decisions about taking STEM courses and following through with STEM college majors? Why are some students underrepresented in STEM courses and college majors?; How students' plans vary over the course of high school and how decisions in 9th grade impact students' high school trajectories. When students are followed up in the spring of 11th grade and later, their planning and decision-making in 9th grade may be linked to subsequent behavior.; This data collection also provides data for some... ; The purpose of the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) is to monitor the transition of national samples of young people from their high school experiences through their postsecondary years, including further education, participation in the work force, and the assumption of other adult roles. The core research questions for HSLS:09 explore secondary to postsecondary transition plans and the evolution of those plans; the paths into and out of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and the educational and social experiences that affect these shifts.... ; The data collection for HSLS:09 base year took place in the 2009-10 school year, with a randomly selected sample of fall-term 9th-graders in more than 900 public and private high schools with both a 9th and an 11th grade. Students took a mathematics assessment and survey online. Students' parents, principals, and mathematics and science teachers and the school's lead counselor completed surveys on the phone or on the Web. The first follow-up of HSLS:09 took place in the spring of 2012 when most sample members were in the spring of their 11th grade. Dropouts and transfer students were followed, as well as those who remain in the base-year school. A postsecondary update took place in the summer of 2013, to learn about the cohort's postsecondary plans and decisions. High school transcripts were collected in the fall of 2013. Subsequent data collections are planned to occur three years after the expected graduation year (in 2016) to learn about students' postsecondary experiences, and again in 2021 to learn about participants' choices, decisions, attainment, and experiences in adulthood.... ; Arts related variables include: Student participation in outside of schools arts activities; credit hours of arts classes taken; GPA from arts classes; and parent led arts experiences Other variables in this study by respondent type cover the following topics: Student: Interests and goals in regards to school generally and to STEM specifically; identity formation; academic behavior (e.g., attendance, study habits); attitudes and beliefs (e.g., self-efficacy); social and cultural experiences; exposure to STEM through school or home activities; negative school and STEM experiences Parents: Demographics; sources and quality of information re: college planning and financing; educational expectations; discussions about courses, postsecondary options, careers; support and resources for academic pursuits at home; school involvement Teachers: Demographics; professional preparation and experience; perceptions of parental involvement; perceptions of educational leadership; math and science richness to school; work-related attitudes (e.g., efficacy) Administrators: Outreach and transition programs for 8th graders; course availability and selection processes; planning for transition to postsecondary Counselors: Caseload; duties; how students enter pathways for postsecondary education and/or the workforce; course placement and advising; supports for struggling and excelling students...
  • Publisher: ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
  • Creation Date: 2016
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36423 ; Related DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36423.v1
  • Source: DataCite

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