National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS 2012)
Educators and policymakers want to improve programs that help students transition to college, training, work, and independent living. To do this, they need to know how students are doing, what resources exist, and who is using them.
This important project studies the experiences of America's youth as they transition to the next chapter of their lives as young adults. The study is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Students, parents, teachers, and principals are being asked to take part. NLTS 2012 will collect information from approximately 15,000 students, ages 13 to 21, from more than 400 school districts. Wave 1 of data collection for NLTS 2012 began in spring 2012 and continues through summer 2013, and wave 2 is planned for spring 2014. Please visit the other pages of this site or contact us directly to learn more about the study.