The second Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE2) is running between 2013 and 2020. 13,000 young people and their parents are interviewed annually, staring in School Year 9 (age 13/14).
The aims of LSYPE2 are to:
- follow a sample of young people through the final years of compulsory education;
- follow their transition from compulsory education to other forms of education, training, employment and other activities;
- collect information about their career paths and about the factors affecting them; and
- provide a strategic evidence base about the lives and experiences of young people.
The LSYPE2 cohort reached Key Stage 2 (KS2) in the year some schools boycotted the tests. In 2010, 15,518 maintained schools were expected to administer KS2 tests but 4,005 (26%) did not. In the LSYPE2 sample, this figure is approximately 28%.
In addition, we have missing KS2 data because consent to link NPD with LSYPE2 data was not given (approx. 7.5% of the sample).
KS2 data is important for meeting the aims of LSYPE2 both in terms of looking at factors that can affect young people, and as an integral part of a strategic evidence base. Without the KS2 data, analysts may be discouraged from using the data, or draw incorrect conclusions.
- In order to meet the above aims of LSYPE2, this missing data project aims to:
Improve the quality of the dataset, by using the most appropriate
methodology to impute missing data
- Ensure that a range of users with varying technical abilities are able to
use the dataset accurately
Deadline for expressions of interest: 4 November