Cornelia Kristen, Anika Römmer, Walter Müller, Frank Kalter
Longitudinal Studies for Education Reports: European and North American Examples

Education Reform; 10
96 S.
Bonn, Berlin

This report presents a selection of longitudinal studies on educational pathways conducted in various European countries and North America, some of which have been conducted for decades. The studies provide crucial information on important stages in the educational careers of children, adolescents, and young adults. Especially notable here are longitudinal programs combining different sources and types of data, such as achievement assessments, questionnaires/interviews involving students, parents, and teachers, and registry records. This expert's report begins with a systematic stocktaking of key longitudinal studies in Canada, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The report also indicates how these programs have been utilized for national education reports. The final section presents observations on, and initial proposals for, the establishment of a longitudinal study on educational pathways in Germany.