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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 2 (Kindergarten) released


New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 2 are now available in version 11.0.0 for scientific use.

The current Scientific Use File (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC2:11.0.0) contains newly added data from the eleventh wave of the Kindergarten Starting Cohort of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). The field period ranged from June 2021 to February 2022. The survey consisted of a telephone interview with parents (CATI) and a competence test plus a survey with the target children in the household (CAPI/PAPI; alternatively, the student questionnaire has been completed online as a CAWI instrument). The testing included tasks in the competence areas of mathematics and basic cognitive skills (DGCF). Detailed information about the content and the realization of this survey wave can be found in the corresponding Field Report on the website in the section „Documentation“. There you will also get the Data Manual as the first guide to get started working with the Scientific Use File as well as the Release Notes with information about relevant adjustments regarding the data preparation.

(external) Starting Cohort 2: including documentation

(external) NEPS Data Portfolio including download

(external) NEPS Data Access including application forms