YEARS OF EDUCATION
Variable 210a
date of last revision: 01/01/06
DEFINITION:
Number of years of education successfully completed at the time of follow-up interview.
CODE:
01 1 year or less
02 2 years
03 3 years
04 4 years
05 5 years
06 6 years
07 7 years
08 8 years
09 9 years
10 10 years
11 11 years/12 years, no diploma
12 HS diploma
13 Work toward Associate's degrees, no diploma
14 Associate's degrees
15 Work toward Bachelor's degree, no diploma
16 Bachelor's degree
17 Work toward Master's degree, no diploma
18 Master's degree
19 Work toward Doctoral level degree, no diploma
20 Doctoral level degree
66 Var didn't exist at the time this form was filled out
77 Other
CHARACTERS:
2 numeric
NOTE:
The number of years of education coded may not equal the actual number of years spent in school. For example, a person who is held back two years in elementary school and then drops out of school in the 10th grade (for a total of 11 full years) would be coded as having completed 9 years; a person may take 6 years to complete a BA (for a total of 18 years), but, as indicated , only 16 years are coded.

GED, trade school, and other types of schooling not listed, are not counted toward years of education.

*If person takes a few courses in a college setting with no intention of earning a degree, code "associate".

*Code years of foreign education completed the same as years of US education. The TBIMS has not yet found a satisfactory method for determining equivalence.
SOURCE:
Heaton RK, Miller SW, Taylor MJ, Grant I. Revised Comprehensive Norms for an Expanded Halstead-Reitan Battery: Demographically Adjusted Neuropsychological Norms for African American and Caucasian Adults. Lutz, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc., 2004, 17-18.
EXAMPLE:
At the time of interview, person with disability had completed high school but no work toward an advanced degree.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
QUESTION: Unlike the Form I, Form II has only one field for employment status. Is there a reason for this inconsistency between the forms?  
ANSWER: Until 1/1/2003 there were two employment status boxes in the Form II, as well. The second box was deleted by vote of the Project Directors at their meeting in December 2002, as part of the initiative to eliminate low-priority and no-longer-needed variables.   (11-09-2006)

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