The current Scientific Use File (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC3:9.0.0) contains new information from the nineth wave of the NEPS fifth graders’ starting cohort. The survey was carried out over a period from autumn 2017 to summer 2018 as a survey at regular schools (PAPI, pupils in grade 12 and school principals) and as a primarily personal survey including an online survey among school leavers and individually tracked pupils (CAPI [alternative CATI] + CAWI). Paper-based competence measurements in the domains of reading, computer knowledge, mathematics, English and science propaedeutics were part of the survey at schools. In the CAPI interview with individually tracked target persons, each participant was asked to work on tasks from two out of three competence domains (mathematics, reading, computer knowledge). The corresponding Field Reports on the website in the section “Documentation“ provide detailed information on the realization of this wave. There you will also find the Release Notes with explanations on the current data edition as well as numerous other materials. Soon an updated Data Manual with comprehensive information about the survey design and the research data of Starting Cohort 3 will be made available there.
Starting Cohort 3 including documentation
NEPS Data Portfolio including download
NEPS Data Access including application forms