Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002)


Programs and services; Safety; School and classroom characteristics;  School climate; Student and teacher composition; Teacher characteristics

Data were collected from students in the 10th grade in 2002 and their teachers, parents, and school administrators. Data were collected in 2004, 2006, and 2012.

Selected publications include:

  • Engberg, M. and Wolniak, G. (2010). Examining the Effects of High School Contexts on Postsecondary Enrollment. Research in Higher Education, 51(2): 132-153.
  • Planty, M., and DeVoe, J.F. (2005). An Examination of the Conditions of School Facilities Attended by 10th-Grade Students in 2002 (NCES 2006–302). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. Available at:
Survey Instruments

Survey instruments are available at:


Data files for use in statistical software are available at:

Survey Data