NLTS2 Database Training Seminar

Tuesday, January 13, 2009- Thursday, January 15, 2009
Location: Washington, DC

Applications are due November 23, 2008

Registration Information Available Here.

A 3-day seminar on the use of the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS2) database for education research and policy analysis will be held January 13-15, 2009 in Washington D.C. This seminar is open to advanced graduate students and faculty members from colleges and universities, and to researchers, practitioners, and policy analysts from research, education, and human services agencies and organizations.

For anyone interested in using these data, this training is not to be missed. Attendees will have the opportunity to work directly with the researchers who developed the data collection instruments and database. Future seminars on this topic have not been announced, and we cannot assume that there will be additional opportunities to receive this training.

There is no fee to attend this training seminar. Transportation, hotel accommodations, and training materials will be provided at no cost to the participants. Participants will be responsible for their meals and incidental expenses.

Participants must have knowledge and experience in either SPSS or SAS programming.
The NLTS2 includes a nationally-representative sample of more than 11,000 students with disabilities who were 13 through 16 years old and receiving special education services when the study began in the 2000-2001 school year. NLTS2 is following these students for 9 years until the oldest subjects reach the age of 26. Data collection includes multiple waves of interviews and surveys with youth, parents, and educators; a direct student assessment; and student transcripts. The training will cover data from the first three waves of data collection, with the oldest subjects having reached the age of 20.

NLTS2 is designed to support research on a wide range of topics pertaining to youth with disabilities as they move from secondary school into adult roles. Cross sectional and longitudinal analyses can be conducted. The database includes over 10,000 variables related to youth and family characteristics, school characteristics, special education programs and services, academic and functional performance, adult services and supports, postsecondary education, adult adjustment and health, and adult employment.

For more information about this training opportunity, please contact Chonita Milner-Vaughn at Optimal Solutions Group, LLC at or by phone at 301-306-1170

For more information about NLTS2 and NLTS2 data, click here.