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Quality of the responses of eighth-grade students in NELS:88 : national education longitudinal study of 1988

Author: Phillip Kaufman; Kenneth A Rasinski; National Center for Education Statistics,
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, [1991]
Series: Technical report (National Center for Education Statistics)
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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kaufman, Phillip.
Quality of the responses of eighth-grade students in NELS:88.
[Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, [1991]
(OCoLC)609104356
Online version:
Kaufman, Phillip.
Quality of the responses of eighth-grade students in NELS:88.
[Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, [1991]
(OCoLC)620957643
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Kaufman; Kenneth A Rasinski; National Center for Education Statistics,
OCLC Number: 24930198
Notes: Shipping list no.: 91-730-P.
"September 1991."
"NCES 91-487."
Description: xi, 113 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Executive Summary --
List of Tables --
List of Figures --
Chapter 1: Introduction --
Accuracy of Student Self-Report Data --
Chapter 2: Data and Methodology --
NELS:88 Data --
Methodology --
Chapter 3: Consistency and Correspondence Between Student and Parent Responses --
Validity of Family Background Items --
Validity of School-Related Variables --
Chapter 4: Consistency and Correspondence Among Student Responses --
Chapter 5: Reliability of Scales --
Student-Level Scales --
School Administrator Scales --
Dimensionality of Locus of Control and Self-Concept Scales --
Chapter 6: Conclusions --
Appendices --
A. Methodology --
B. Bivariate Tables --
C. Comparison of Weighted and Unweighted Results --
List of Tables --
Table 2.1. Data example 1 --
Table 2.2 Data example 2 --
Table 2.3 Data example 3 --
Table 2.4 Data example 4 --
Table 2.5 Example of correlation and matched cases --
Table 2.6 Student characteristics for analyzing the quality of eighth-grade student responses to questionnaire items --
Table 3.1 Items used in analyzing the quality of eighth-grade students' responses --
Table 3.2 Validity coefficients and percentage of cases with matched values on selected family background characteristics variables --
Table 3.3 Correlation between student and parent responses to family background characteristics, by sex and race-ethnicity --
Table 3.4 Percent of cases matched between student and parent responses to family background characteristics, by sex and race-ethnicity --
Table 3.5 Relative bias between student and parent responses to family background characteristics, by sex and race-ethnicity --
Table 3.6 Correlation between student and parent responses to family background characteristics, by socioeconomic status and reading ability --
Table 3.7 Percent of cases matched between student and parent responses to family background characteristics, by socioeconomic status and reading ability --
Table 3.8 Relative bias between student and parent responses to family background characteristics, by socioeconomic status and reading ability --
Table 3.9 Validity coefficients and percentage of cases with matched values on selected school variables --
Table 3.10 Student agreement with parents on whether they attended a bilingual class --
Table 3.11 Correlation between student and parent responses to school-related variables, by sex and race-ethnicity --
Table 3.12 Percent of cases matched between student and parent responses to school-related variables, by sex and race-ethnicity --
Table 3.13 Relative bias between student and parent responses to school-related variables, by sex and race-ethnicity --
Table 3.14 Correlation between student and parent responses to school characteristics, by socioeconomic status and reading ability --
Table 3.15 Percent of cases matched between student and parent responses to school characteristics, by socioeconomic status and reading ability --
Table 3.16 Relative bias between student and parent responses to school characteristics, by socioeconomic status and reading ability --
Table 4.1 Percent of students responding that they attended remedial mathematics, regular mathematics, and Algebra classes --
Table 4.2 Percent of students participating in extracurricular activities --
Table 4.3 Number and percent of schools and number of students with mismatches on academic honors society item --
Table 4.4 Administrator responses to item on availability of academic honors societies, by student self-reported participation and reading quartile --
Table 5.1 Description of student-level scales --
Table 5.2 Reliability analysis (Cronbach's Alpha) of student-level scales in NELS:88 --
Table 5.3 Reliability of various scales by various subgroups, NELS:88 base-year student file --
Table 5.4 Description of school administrator scales --
Table 5.5 Reliability analysis (Cronbach's Alpha) of school administrator scales in NELS:88 --
Table 5.6 Reliability of various scales by various subgroups, NELS:88 base-year administrator file --
Table 5.7 Means and variances for component variables of academic press scale, by school type --
Table 5.8 Variable names and abbreviated text for items comprising the locus of control scale --
Table 5.9 Correlations, varimax rotated factor matrix, and factor statistics for locus of control items --
Table 5.10 Results of confirmatory factor analyses, locus of control items --
Table 5.11 Variable names and abbreviated text for items comprising the self-concept scale --
Table 5.12 Correlations, varimax rotated factor matrix, and factor statistics for locus of control items --
Table 5.13 Results of confirmatory factor analyses, self-concept items --
List of Figures --
Figure 3.1 Comparison of correlation between parent and student responses for selected items from NELS:88 and High School and Beyond --
Figure 4.1 Correspondence between student self-reported participation in selected activities and administrators' reports on activities offered at school.
Series Title: Technical report (National Center for Education Statistics)
Other Titles: National education longitudinal study of 1988
NELS:88
Responsibility: Phillip Kaufman, Kenneth A. Rasinski.

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