- Longitudinal study designed to explore the experiences of students receiving special education as they moved from secondary school into adult roles
- Funded by the U.S. Department of Education
- Data collection began with a nationally representative sample of students receiving special education who were ages 13 through 16 and in at least 7th grade on December 1, 2000
- Five waves of data collection
- Data was collected from a variety of sources, including parents/guardians, teachers, principals, school records, and students themselves and included information such as:
- High school coursework, extracurricular activities, and academic performance
- Post-secondary education and training
- Employment, independent living, and community participation
- Click here for more information about the study design and methodology.
- Click here for data documentation and dictionaries for all five waves.
- Click here to review reports that used NLTS2 data.
- Click here to review National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) report.
- The NLTS study predates the web and does not have a website.
NLTS2 data are available in two forms, unrestricted and restricted-use.
- Unrestricted data is available in cross-tabular format on the web.
- Click here to find data.
- Restricted-use data sets are available by license.