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1980 5%
1970 Form 2 Metro
1970 Form 1 Metro
1960 5%
1950 1%
1940 1%
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1980 5%
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9. What is the highest grade (or year) of regular school this person has ever attended?
Fill one circle. If now attending school, mark grade person is in. If high school was finished by equivalency test (GED), mark "12."
Highest grade attended:
[] Nursery school[] Kindergarten
Elementary through high school (grade or year)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
[] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []
College (academic year)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 or more
[] [] [] [] [] [] [] []
[]Never attended school - Skip question 10

"Fill only one circle. Mark the highest grade ever attended even if the person did not finish it. If the person is still in school, mark the grade in which now enrolled. Schooling received in foreign or ungraded schools should be reported as the equivalent grade or year in the regular American school system. If uncertain whether a Head Start program is for nursery school or kindergarten, mark the circle for Nursery school.

"If the person skipped or repeated grades, mark the highest grade ever attended regardless of how long it took to get there. Persons who did not attend any college but who completed high school by finishing the 12th grade or by passing an equivalency test, such as the General Educational Development (GED) examination. should fill the circle for the 12th grade."


10. Did this person finish the highest grade (or year) attended?
Fill once circle.

[] Now attending this grade (or year)
[] Finished this grade (or year)
[] Did not finish this grade (or year)

"Mark Finished this grade (or year) only if the person finished the entiregrade or year marked in question 9 or if the highest grade was completed by passing a high school equivalency test."


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1970 Form 2 Metro
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21. What is the highest grade (or year) of regular school he has ever attended?

Fill one circle. If now attending, mark grade he is in.
[] Never attended school - Skip to 23
[] Nursery school
[] Kindergarten
Elementary through high school (grade or year)
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9

College (academic year)
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6 or more

"Mark the highest grade he attended even if he did not finish it. If he is still in school, mark the grade he is in now. If he skipped or repeated grades, mark the highest grade ever attended, regardless of how long it took to get there. If he finished high school, but did not go to college, mark 12. For college, mark the highest academic year attended."

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22. Did he finish the highest grade (or year) he attended?

[] Now attending this grade (or year)
[] Finished this grade (or year)
[] Did not finish this grade (or year)

"Mark Finished this grade (or year) only if he finished the entire grade or year shown in question 21."


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1970 Form 1 Metro
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21. What is the highest grade (or year) of regular school he has ever attended?

Fill one circle. If now attending, mark grade he is in.
[] Never attended school - Skip to 23
[] Nursery school
[] Kindergarten
Elementary through high school (grade or year)
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9

College (academic year)
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6 or more

"Mark the highest grade he attended even if he did not finish it. If he is still in school, mark the grade he is in now. If he skipped or repeated grades, mark the highest grade ever attended, regardless of how long it took to get there. If he finished high school, but did not go to college, mark 12. For college, mark the highest academic year attended."

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22. Did he finish the highest grade (or year) he attended?

[] Now attending this grade (or year)
[] Finished this grade (or year)
[] Did not finish this grade (or year)

"Mark Finished this grade (or year) only if he finished the entire grade or year shown in question 21."


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1960 5%
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P14. What is the highest grade (or year) of regular school this person has ever attended? (Check one box) If now attending a regular school or college, check the grade (or year) he is in. If it is in junior high school, check the box that stand for that grade (or year).
[] Never attended school
[] Kindergarten
Elementary school (Grade)
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
High school (Year)
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
College (Year)
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6 or more
P15. Did he finish the highest grade (or year) he attended?
[] Finished this grade
[] Did not finish this grade
[] Never attended school

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1950 1%
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26. What is the highest grade of school that he has attended? (Enter one grade --see codes below)
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Item 26. Highest grade of school attended

205. Item 26. Enter highest grade of regular school ever attended.-Enter the highest grade of school that this person has ever attended in a regular school. This may be the grade he is now attending.

Enter the highest grade attended regardless of "skipped" or "repeated" grades. If the person reached a given grade or year of school in less time or in more time than is usually required, enter the grade or year of school attended (and not the number of years taken). For example, a child attending the seventh grade after only 5 years in school should be coded "S7," and a person who took 5 years to complete 4 years of college should be coded "C4."

206. "Regular" school.-The highest grade attended in a regular school refers to formal education obtained in graded public, private, or parochial schools, colleges, universities, or professional schools, whether day school or night school, and whether attendance was full time or part time. That is, "regular" schooling is that which advances a person toward an. elementary or high school diploma, or a college, university, or professional school degree.

207. "Nonregular" schools.-Do not count education or training received in the following, because they are usually not "regular" schools:

a. Vocational, trade, or business schools outside the "regular" system. Exclude such schools unless they were graded and considered a part of a regular school system. Examples of schools usually not in the regular school system are barbers' colleges, beautician schools, citizenship schools, and all other schools which are not affiliated with a city, county, State, or Federal educational system or with a private educational system.
b.On-the-job training.--Do not include any training obtained in connection with working on a job.
c.Correspondence schools.--Do not include any training received by mail from "correspondence schools." If, however, the correspondence course was given by a regular school, such as a university, and it counted toward promotion in the regular school system, it should be included.

208. Codes.-Use the following codes to indicate the highest grade attended in item 26.

[Format modified from original instructions:]

209. Nursery schools.-For children who have attended nursery school only, enter "0" as highest grade attended.

210. Seven-year elementary school system.-In some areas, the school system has or used to have 7 years of elementary school and 4 years of high school. Enter "S7" for persons who attended only the 7 years (that is, no high school) . However, for persons who attended some high school, following their 7th grade, use the code "S9," "S10," etc., whichever is applicable. For example, a person who attended the third year of high school following 7 grades of elementary school, should be coded "S11."

211. Junior high school.-For persons who attended their highest grade in junior high school, do not assume that the correct entries will always be "S7," "S8," or "S9," although in most instances this will be true. In some junior-senior high school systems, the correct junior high codes may start with "S6," or end with "S10."

212. Post-graduate high school.-Enter "S12" for persons who have attended "post-graduate" high school courses after completing high school, but have not attended regular college.

214. Foreign schools.-For education obtained in foreign schools, enter the approximate equivalent grade in the American school system. If you cannot determine the approximate equivalent grade, determine the number of years the person attended school.

215. Ungraded schools.-Treat education obtained in ungraded schools in the same way as foreign schools in the above paragraph. Enter the regular school equivalent, or the number of years of attendance. For the person whose level of education was measured by "readers," the first reader is roughly equivalent to the first grade, second reader to the second grade, etc.

216. Tutor.-Enter the approximate equivalent in the regular school system for education received from a tutor.


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1940 1%
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14. Highest grade of school completed.
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467. Column 14. Highest grade of school completed.-Enter here, for each persons, the last full grade of school completed, that, is, the highest full grade that the person has successfully finished or from which he has graduated. Do not include half years or grades that were not finished.