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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Second Follow-up Main Study and 2018 Panel Maintenance

The HSLS:09 data elements are designed to support research that speaks to the underlying dynamics and education processes that influence student achievement, growth, and personal development over time. This request is to conduct the HSLS:09 Second Follow-up Main Study interviews in 2016, the transcript and student financial aid records collections in 2017, and panel maintenance activities in 2018.

After the initial 2009 data collection, the main study students were re-surveyed in 2012 when most were high school 11th-graders, and again in 2013 when most had just graduated from high school. The second follow-up data collection will take place in early 2016, and will consist of a survey, postsecondary transcript collection, financial aid records collection, and file matching to extant data sources. The second follow-up focuses on postsecondary attendance patterns, field of study selection processes with particular emphasis on STEM, the postsecondary academic and social experience, education financing, employment history including instances of unemployment and underemployment, job characteristics including income and benefits, job values, family formation, and civic engagement.

This request is to conduct the HSLS:09 Second Follow-up Main Study interviews in 2016, the transcript and student financial aid records collections in 2017, and panel maintenance activities in 2018.

Keeping track of American students to direct and insure “hedgehog” profits is not what the government is meant to do.

Federal government involvement in education is to insure that individual states are providing an appropriate primary education to their citizens. It is not the business of government to collect data on young adults in order to direct the actions of citizens once they have received that primary education.

Federal entitlement funds were meant to insure that students who have special educational needs would receive the additional services necessary to complete the requirements of a sound basic education.

We must stop our government leaders from enslaving our children to the capitalistic plantation of economics.

Our children deserve an excellent education unencumbered by illegal federal regulations.

Join the Movement to Save Our Children!

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