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National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Training Course: Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011)

Friday April 8, 2016 @ 8am

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will be conducting a 1-day training and information course providing researchers with information about the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (ECLS-K:2011). Data from the ECLS-K:2011 allow researchers to examine the relationships between a wide range of family, school, classroom, and individual characteristics, and children’s development, learning, and school performance in kindergarten and across the elementary school years.

In this training, participants will become familiar with the design, content, and research utility of the ECLS-K:2011; learn how to use the Electronic Codebook (ECB) software to create individualized datasets for personal research; understand the need for using sample weights and adjusting variance estimates to conduct accurate analyses; and become familiar with resources available from the National Center for Educational Statistics related to the ECLS-K:2011. The training will focus on the publicly released data from the kindergarten and first-grade collections. Participants will also be given an opportunity to ask questions about how the ECLS data can best be used to address their own research interests.

Though this course is primarily lecture-based, there will be time for participants to practice navigating the ECB software and work through hands-on exercises. Therefore, it is recommended that each participant bring a laptop computer to the course. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed for this session; the course is appropriate for researchers of all levels.

The training course is scheduled for Friday, April, 8, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

The cost to attend this training course is $125.

You must be registered for the AERA Annual Meeting in order to purchase tickets to attend this Professional Development Course. Registration information and policies are explained here. When you are registered and logged into your account, you can purchase a ticket by selecting code PDC07 under the PD COURSE tab within your account’s shopping cart.

For additional AERA registration assistance, please contact their Registration Support at email: or phone: (800) 893-7950.

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