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SECTION S: SCHOOL

The next questions are about your schooling.

 

S1. How old were you when you first attended school, including kindergarten or preschool?

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years

 

S2. Did you attend preschool?

YES 01

NO 02

 

S3. Did you attend kindergarten?

YES 01

NO 02

N/A 09

 

IF YES TO BOTH S2 AND S3, ASK S4

ELSE CODE N/A IN S4 AND ASK S9

 

S4. Were your preschool and kindergarten in the same building?

YES 01

NO 02

N/A 09

 

S9. Which grades have you repeated or been held back?

CIRCLE ALL THAT APPLY; THEN ASK # OF TIMES

KINDERGARTEN 00 |___|

FIRST GRADE 01 |___|

SECOND GRADE 02 |___|

THIRD GRADE 03 |___|

FOURTH GRADE 04 |___|

FIFTH GRADE 05 |___|

SIXTH GRADE 06 |___|

SEVENTH GRADE 07 |___|

EIGHTH GRADE 08 |___|

NINTH GRADE 09 |___|

TENTH GRADE 10 |___|

ELEVENTH GRADE 11 |___|

TWELFTH GRADE 12 |___|

NEVER REPEATED 99

Now I’d like to ask some questions about how well you did in elementary through high school.

READ ACROSS ROWS

  

a.

Elementary School

b.

Middle School

c.

High School

S10. When it comes to grades, how well would you say you did in...

Would you say very poor, poor, fair, good, very good, or excellent?

VERY POOR 01

POOR 02

FAIR 03

GOOD 04

VERY GOOD 05

EXCELLENT 06

VERY POOR 01

POOR 02

FAIR 03

GOOD 04

VERY GOOD 05

EXCELLENT 06

VERY POOR 01

POOR 02

FAIR 03

GOOD 04

VERY GOOD 05

EXCELLENT 06

S13. How often did you skip class or skip school in ... without an excuse?

Would you say never, rarely, sometimes, often, most of the time, or always?

NEVER 01

RARELY 02

SOMETIMES 03

OFTEN 04

MOST OF THE TIME 05

ALWAYS 06

NEVER 01

RARELY 02

SOMETIMES 03

OFTEN 04

MOST OF THE TIME 05

ALWAYS 06

NEVER 01

RARELY 02

SOMETIMES 03

OFTEN 04

MOST OF THE TIME 05

ALWAYS 06

S14. What is the last year of schooling that you have completed?

READ CATEGORIES IF NECESSARY

SIXTH GRADE 01

SEVENTH GRADE 02

EIGHTH GRADE 03

NINTH GRADE 04

TENTH GRADE 05

ELEVENTH GRADE 06

TWELFTH GRADE 07

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 08

G.E.D. 09

JUNIOR COLLEGE TOWARDS AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE 10

SOME COLLEGE TOWARDS A BACHELORS DEGREE 11

VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL/BUSINESS 12

ASSOCIATES DEGREE 13

BACHELORS DEGREE 14

SOME GRADUATE SCHOOL, NO DEGREE 15

MASTERS 16

PHD OR OTHER DOCTORAL DEGREE 17

PROFESSIONAL (LAW, MEDICAL) 18

 

S15. How much school would you like to finish?

READ CATEGORIES IF NECESSARY

NINTH GRADE 01

TENTH GRADE 02

ELEVENTH GRADE 03

TWELFTH GRADE 04

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 05

G.E.D. 06

JUNIOR COLLEGE TOWARDS AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE 07

SOME COLLEGE TOWARDS A BACHELORS DEGREE 08

VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL/BUSINESS 09

ASSOCIATES DEGREE 10

BACHELORS DEGREE 11

SOME GRADUATE SCHOOL, NO DEGREE 12

MASTERS 13

PHD OR OTHER DOCTORAL DEGREE 14

PROFESSIONAL (LAW, MEDICAL) 15

 

S16. How much schooling do you think you will finish?

READ CATEGORIES IF NECESSARY

NINTH GRADE 01

TENTH GRADE 02

ELEVENTH GRADE 03

TWELFTH GRADE 04

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 05

G.E.D. 06

JUNIOR COLLEGE TOWARDS AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE 07

SOME COLLEGE TOWARDS A BACHELORS DEGREE 08

VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL/BUSINESS 09

ASSOCIATES DEGREE 10

BACHELORS DEGREE 11

SOME GRADUATE SCHOOL, NO DEGREE 12

MASTERS 13

PHD OR OTHER DOCTORAL DEGREE 14

PROFESSIONAL (LAW, MEDICAL) 15

 

S17. How would you characterize the course of study you are in now? Would you say high school; GED program; university, 4 year program; community college, 2 year program; vocational/technical/business program; or not in school?

HIGH SCHOOL 01

GED PROGRAM 02

UNIVERSITY, 4 YEAR PROGRAM 03

COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 2 YEAR PROGRAM 04

VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL/BUSINESS PROGRAM 05

NOT IN SCHOOL (GO TO S18) 09

 

S17a. What is the name of the school you now attend?

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NAME OF SCHOOL

 

S18. Which best describes your status as a student in the past twelve months? Would you say full time student, halftime student, less than halftime, just one or two courses, or not in school?

 

FULL TIME STUDENT 01

HALFTIME STUDENT 02

LESS THAN HALFTIME 03

JUST ONE OR TWO COURSES 04

NOT IN SCHOOL 05

 

IF NOT IN SCHOOL NOW, SAY "Thinking of when you were last in school."

 

S19. How do you think you (are/were) doing as a student?

Would you say very poor, poor, fair, good, very good, or excellent?

VERY POOR 01

POOR 02

FAIR 03

GOOD 04

VERY GOOD 05

EXCELLENT 06

 

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