[AL-Directors] FYI only - NCES Releases New PowerStats Data on Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study for 2004-2009

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Thu Dec 2 08:21:51 PST 2010

[Institute of Education Sciences - Newsflash]

NCES Releases New PowerStats Data on Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study for 2004-2009

The Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09) is a nationally representative study of undergraduates who entered postsecondary education for the first time during the 2003-04 academic year. This longitudinal survey continued over a period of six academic years, from 2003-04 to 2008-09, and provides information about the rates at which students completed degrees or certificates, transferred to other institutions, and left postsecondary education without attaining degrees or certificates.

PowerStats<http://nces.ed.gov/datalab> is an easy-to-use tool for the analysis of NCES' postsecondary education data. Education analysts and researchers can answer questions drawing upon nine postsecondary datasets and the thousands of variables they contain. This tool permits analysts to drag and drop variables into table/regression workspaces of their own design. PowerStats , which replaced the Data Analysis System (DAS), has simplified how users view, select, manipulate and use variables. Further, NCES has added tools that allow users to build an online library of their work for future use and/or to share their work with other PowerStats users.

To view more information and to access the data, please visit http://nces.ed.gov/datalab. Once you click on the PowerStats icon, log-in using your existing PowerStats account or create a new one following the on-screen instructions.

Powerstats and the datasets it uses are products of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

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Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Library Development Services
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 378-5027
fax (503) 378-6439
ann.reed at state.or.us

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