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Distance Learning Dataset Training (DLDT) - online NCES data access training modules

Description: The DLDT computer-based training module resource is an online, interactive tool that allows users to learn about NCES data across the education spectrum and evaluate it for suitability for particular research purposes.

There are two types of NCES DLDT modules that are available: Common modules and survey-specific modules. The common modules help you understand NCES data across the education spectrum. They also discuss the methods NCES uses to ensure that the data, published products, and reports are consistent, reliable, complete, and accurate.

Lastly, the common modules help you understand how to access public- and restricted-use datasets. The survey-specific modules provided in this training system present more detailed information about the specific studies conducted by NCES. Survey-specific modules are currently available for the following surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Birth Cohort (ECLS-B), Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K), Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS), Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B), Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), and the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).
Type: Workshop/Training & Technical Assistance
Organization: National Center for Education Statistics
Contacts:   Contact White, Andrew from NCES