Equality of Educational Opportunity (COLEMAN) Study (EEOS), 1966 Archival Version


The Equality of Educational Opportunity Study (EEOS), also known as the "Coleman Study," was commissioned by the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in 1966 to assess the availability of equal educational opportunities to children of different race, color, religion, and national origin. This study was conducted in response to provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and serves as an example of the use of a social survey as an instrument of national policy-making. The EEOS consists of test scores and questionnaire responses obtained from first-, third-, sixth-, ninth-, and twelfth-grade students, and questionnaire responses from teachers and principals. These data were obtained from a national sample of schools in the United States. Data on students include age, gender, race and ethnic identity, socioeconomic background, attitudes toward learning, education and career goals, and racial attitudes. Scores on teacher-administered standardized academic tests are also included. These scores reflect performance on tests assessing ability and achievement in verbal skills, nonverbal associations, reading comprehension, and mathematics. Data on teachers and principals include academic discipline, assessment of verbal facility, salary, education and teaching experience, and attitudes toward race. ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed consistency checks.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.. Public schools in the United States and the District of Columbia. National stratified random sample. 2007-04-27 A comma-separated values (CSV) file (USOE Codes) and associated codebook have been added to the restricted portion of this collection.2006-01-18 Files CB6389AP.ALL.PDF and CB6839.ALL.PDF were removed from any previous datasets and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2000-08-04 Two additional documentation files have been provided by NCES, a study report and a supplemental appendix, which have been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF) files.2000-03-21 Blanks at the end of the records in Part 7, Principal Data, have been removed, resulting in a record length of 300 characters. In addition, SAS data definition statements have been produced to accompany this collection, along with a machine-readable codebook and data collection instruments in one PDF file. Also, the documentation now accurately reflects the number of variables in each file. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Education. Questionnaire responses should be read as alphabetic characters.A comma-separated values (CSV) file (USOE Codes) and associated codebook have been added to the restricted portion of this collection. This CSV file provides a crosswalk between the USOE school codes in the confidential version of this study and Census geographic units.

DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3886/ICPSR06389
Related Identifier DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR06389.v1
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:439919
Creator Coleman, James S.
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor United States Department of Education
Publication Year 1995
Rights Delivery;One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;administrative records data, medical records, survey data
Discipline Not stated
Spatial Coverage {"United States","Time period: 1966","Collection date: 1966"}
Temporal Coverage {"United States","Time period: 1966","Collection date: 1966"}