School Records (Academic and Attendance)


The School Records measure is a modification of the School Archival Records Search (SARS) developed by Walker et al. in order to quantify school record data. This measure is a series of items completed by the interviewer by reviewing the child's school records. School record data were collected after the school closed for the summer and/or at the beginning of the following academic year. The items include everything from the child's absences, tardies, and grades for classes, as well as information about the child's involvement in the special education program at the school and the child's special education classification. In addition, other data collected, as available, included testing information, suspension, expulsion, and enrollment data.

No scales were constructed from the school records. Each item stands by itself.

Many of the variables collected in this dataset are strongly influenced by school policy. In addition, sites vary in method assigning subject grades and schools within site can have a strong influence when their policies and record keeping differ from other schools

Most schools are using traditional letter grades in the subjects. A code of 'ngg' in the subject grades indicates that no grade was given.

Data regarding the diagnoses for a student having an IEP are questionable in this dataset. In addition, the date of original diagnosis is entered as the date of the most recent IEP in many cases for Pennsylvania data.

Dataset Names

Raw Dataset Name: OyN
Scored Dataset Name: SRCySCc


School Attendance, Subject Grades, Achievement Testing, Language, Reading Levels, Mathematics, Disciplinary Records, Special Education Record, Retention