The High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study,
1980 to 1986
High School and Beyond (HS&B) Longitudinal Study, 1980 to 1986 HS&B is longitudinal study of the transition years as high school students leave the secondary school system to begin postsecondary education, work, and family formation. Its purpose is to provide information on the characteristics, achievement, and plans of high school students, their progress through high school, and the transition they make from high school to adult roles. Researchers can examine such policy issues as school effects, bilingual education, dropouts, vocational education, academic growth, access to postsecondary education, student financial aid, and life goals. Information was also compiled regarding school characteristics, high school course offerings and course enrollments. For a subset of schools, questionnaires were administered to principals, vocational counselors, guidance counselors, and teachers. Additional data were gathered from parents, siblings, and administrative records (high school transcripts). In addition, postsecondary information regarding transcripts and financial aid were collected for both the sophomore and senior cohort. Therefore, a wide variety of data are available for analysis.