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Document Number: 5953

A Profile of the American High School Sophomore in 2002: Initial Results from the Base Year of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 - This report expands on the findings of an April 2004 report on a nationally representative sample of high school sophomores in 2002. The study provides demographic information on the Class of 2004, including student sex, age, race, native language, family composition/income, parental education and occupation. Data also are presented on studentsí educational expectations, tested achievement in reading and math, perceptions of their school and teachers, of school safety and reasons for going to school, extracurricular and sports activities, use of time (including homework and computer use) and the differences in this use by sex, ethnic group, and other indicators, and values, expectations and plans. (Steven J. Ingels, Laura J. Burns, Stephanie Charleston, Xianglei Chen, Emily Forrest Cataldi and Jeffrety A. Owings, National Center for Education Statistics, March 2005)...

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