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AddHealth: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health

The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) is a nationally representative study that explores the causes of health-related behaviors of adolescents in grades 7 through 12 and their outcomes in young adulthood. Add Health seeks to examine how social contexts (families, friends, peers, schools, neighborhoods, and communities) influence adolescents' health and risk behaviors. Initiated in 1994 under a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) with co-funding from 17 other federal agencies, Add Health is the largest, most comprehensive survey of adolescents ever undertaken. Data at the individual, family, school, and community levels were collected in two waves between 1994 and 1996. In 2001 and 2002, Add Health respondents, 18 to 26 years old, were re-interviewed in a third wave to investigate the influence that adolescence has on young adulthood. Multiple datasets are available.


California Department of Education

This site, maintained by the California Department of Education, provides links to a number of data extract tools and reports on data systems on education in California. From this site, users can find a school’s scores on standardized tests from the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program and download micro-data or “Research Files”; and navigate to the Data & Statistics section and link to:
• School search, or other educational services search;
• School performance requirements for the No Child Left Behind Act
• School staffing or class size
• Student demographic data
• Student Health data
• Information on school-based food programs
• Subjects taught

The site also contains non-data resources such as information on state adopted content standards and curriculum frameworks.

California Postsecondary Education Commission Online Data

Fully customizable data reports on Higher Education Enrollments, Transfers to Higher Education, and Degrees Awarded/Completions for Public Postsecondary Education Systems in California.

CBEDS: California Basic Educational Data System

California public school student data files obtained from the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) data collection. Includes (among many other items) school enrollment by grade, ethnicity, and gender, high school graduates by ethnicity and gender, dropouts by grade, classified staff, enrollment in selected high school courses, and vocational education enrollment.

CCD: Common Core of Data

The Common Core of Data is a program of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics that annually collects fiscal and non-fiscal data about all public schools, public school districts and state education agencies in the United States. The data are supplied by state education agency officials and include information that describes schools and school districts, including name, address, and phone number; descriptive information about students and staff, including demographics; and fiscal data, including revenues and current expenditures. The CCD provides data tools that allow users to create customized tables for states, counties, MSA's, districts and schools using data from multiple years, as well as to extract downloadable files.

Child Trends

Good statistical information and/or reports on youth and families in the U.S.

CWS/CMS Dynamic Report System

Dynamic reporting interface with data about children in the California welfare system. Maintained by the Center for Social Services Research (CSSR) at UC Berkeley, and funded by the California Department of Social Services and the Stuart foundation.

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EdSource On-Line

This site provides links to various education data rich websites for California and the U.S., including California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) and the California Department of Education (CDE) DataQuest, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), California Legislative Analysts Office, and more.

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International Archive of Education Data

The International Archive of Education Data acquires, processes, documents, and disseminates data collected by national, state or provincial, local, and private organizations, pertaining to all levels of education in countries for which data can be made available. Data will encompass the "inputs" to education (funding, personnel, teaching resources, facilities, teacher and student preparation, etc.), the variety of processes by which teaching and learning occur, and the "outputs" of education (graduation and matriculation rates, drop-out rates, test scores, job placements, life histories, life assessments, etc.). The data stored in this Archive are intended to support a wide variety of comparative and longitudinal research through the preservation and sharing of data resources. The Archive seeks to serve the needs of academics, policymakers, and researchers in the field of education.

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L.A. FANS: Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey

The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Study (L.A.FANS) is a new longitudinal study of families in Los Angeles County, California, and of the neighborhoods in which they live. Research suggests that safe, supportive neighborhoods are important for children, teens, and adults. But what makes a neighborhood a positive place to live? We are trying to answer this question by comparing the lives of children and adults in a broad range of neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. Topics include neighborhood, family, and peer effects on children's development, welfare reform, and residential mobility and neighborhood change. Public Use Data and four versions of Restricted Data are available.

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NCES Online

A software application that allows you to produce tables and to estimate covariance analyses from National Center of Education Statistics data sets, including the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS), High School and Beyond (HS&B), Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B), Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS), the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), and many others.

NIS: National Immunization Survey

The National Immunization Survey is a list-assisted random-digit-dialing telephone survey followed by a mailed survey to children’s immunization providers that began data collection in April 1994 to monitor childhood immunization coverage. The target population for the NIS is children between the ages of 19 and 35 months living in the United States at the time of the interview. Vaccinations included in the survey are: diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP); poliovirus vaccine (polio); measles-containing vaccine (MCV); Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib); hepatitis B vaccine (Hep B); varicella zoster vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), hepatitis A vaccine (Hep A), and influenza vaccine (FLU).

NSCF: National Survey of SSI Children and Families

The National Survey of SSI Children and Families collected data on the health status and functional limitations, health care utilization, health insurance coverage, receipt of services, SSI experience, the socioeconomic status of children’s households and housing characteristics of over 3000 children who were receiving, had received or were applying for, SSI. Data collection began July 2001 and concluded July 2002.

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Wisconsin Longitudinal Study


The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study is a long-term study, spanning from 1957 through 2005, of a random sample of 10,317 men and women who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957, as well as siblings and spouses in selected years.

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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System 1991-2005 (YRBSS) monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults, including behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections; unhealthy dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity. In addition, the YRBSS monitors general health status and the prevalence of overweight and asthma. YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state and local school-based surveys conducted by state and local education and health agencies.

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