060000 EDUCATION

Category Description

2003+: Activities under this category refer to the respondent's non-work education only. Work-related educational activities should be coded under the Work and Work-Related Activities category. Activities under the Education category include taking classes as well as doing other educational activities, including research and homework, administrative tasks, and extracurricular activities except sports. Activities are coded separately by whether the course was for a degree or for personal interest.

Activity Coding Rules

General rule: The school day for high school students is treated like the work day for respondents who report going to work: individual activities during the day should not be collected/coded. However, before- and after-school extracurricular activities will be collected and should be coded under this category.

Respondent's education-related activities

2003+: Code as Education (060000).

Children's education-related activities

2003+: Code activities related to children's education as Caring for and Helping Household (or Non-Household) Members/Activities Related to Household (or Non-Household) Children's Education/relevant activity (030200 or 040200). Exception: Code "filling out child's paperwork" as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal organization and planning (020902).

Reading for school

2003+: Code as Education/Research or Homework/type of class (060300).

Walking from class to class

2003: If the walking is between two buildings or addresses, code as Travel related to education, n.e.c. (180699). If walking takes place within a building, use Data Code 500101 (Insufficient detail in verbatim), as interviewers should not record this type of travel.

2004+: If the walking is between two buildings or addresses, code as Travel related to education, n.e.c. (180699). If walking takes place within a building, use Data Code 500107 (Unable to code activity at 1st tier), as interviewers should not record this type of travel. (Updated: February 2004)

Attending own graduation ceremony

2003+: Code as Education/Education, n.e.c./Education, n.e.c. (069999).

Attending academic or honor society meetings

2003+: Code as Education/Extracurricular School Activities (except sports)/Extracurricular club activities (060201).

Taking sports or marital arts lessons

2003+: Code under Sports, Exercise, and Recreation/Participating in Sports, Exercise, or Recreation/specific sport (130100).

Before- and after-school extracurricular activities

2003+: Code as Education/Extracurricular School Activities (except sports)/ relevant activity (060200).

Attending Sunday school or Bible study

2004-2006: Code as Education/Taking Class/Taking class for personal interest (060102). (Added: February 2004)

2007+: Code as Religious and Spiritual Activities/Religious and Spiritual Practices/Religious education activities (140105). (Revised: January 2007)

Talking to teachers/professors

2005+: Code as Education/Taking Class/type of class (060100). (Added: November 2004)

Security procedures

2003+: If respondent reports undergoing security procedures (such as "passing through the metal detector," "being searched at security checkpoint," "opening bags for security search") related to taking classes, code as Education/Taking Classes/Security procedures related to taking classes (060104).

  • 060100 TAKING CLASS

    • 060101 TAKING CLASS FOR DEGREE, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE

      Category activity examples

      • Attending a seminar (degree, certificate, or license)
      • Attending class (degree, certificate, or license)
      • Attending practicum/internships (degree, certificate, or license)
      • Auditing a course (degree, certificate, or license)
      • Listening to a lecture (degree, certificate, or license)
      • Taking a field trip (degree, certificate, or license)
      • Taking exams (degree, certificate, or license)
      • Taking on-line course (degree, certificate, or license)
      • Talking to classmates (degree, certificate, or license)
      • Talking to teacher (degree, certificate, or license)
    • 060102 TAKING CLASS FOR PERSONAL INTEREST

      Category activity examples

      • Attending Bible study
      • Attending Lamaze class
      • Attending Sunday school
      • Dance class (personal interest)
      • Prenatal/child care classes (personal interest)
      • Taking a car maintenance/repair class (personal interest)
      • Taking a cooking class (personal interest)
      • Taking a financial planning class (personal interest)
      • Taking a massage class (personal interest)
      • Taking a pottery class (personal interest)
      • Taking a retirement planning seminar
      • Taking a sewing class (personal interest)
      • Taking a wine appreciation class (personal interest)
      • Taking academic class (personal interest)
      • Taking an art, craft, hobby, recreational course (personal interest)
      • Taking CPR, first aid (personal interest)
      • Taking driver's education
      • Taking driving lessons
      • Taking music/voice lessons (personal interest)
      • Taking on-line course (personal interest)
      • Taking parenting class
      • Taking personal development classes (personal interest)
      • Taking photography class (personal interest)
      • Taking self-defense (personal interest)
      • Talking to classmates (class for personal interest)
      • Talking to teacher (class for personal interest)
    • 060103 WAITING ASSOCIATED WITH TAKING CLASSES

      Category activity examples

      • Waiting for the teacher
    • 060104 SECURITY PROCEDURES RELATED TO TAKING CLASSES

      Category activity examples

      • Being searched at security checkpoint (taking classes)
      • Opening bags for security search (taking classes)
      • Passing through metal detector (taking classes)
    • 060199 TAKING CLASS, N.E.C.

      Category activity examples

      • Attending class, reason unknown
      • Attending study hall
      • Having a free period
      • Having detention
      • Taking a CPA prep course
      • Taking GMAT prep course
      • Taking GRE prep course
      • Taking LSAT prep course
      • Taking SAT prep course
  • 060200 EXTRACURRICULAR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES (EXCEPT SPORTS)

  • 060300 RESEARCH OR HOMEWORK

    • 060301 RESEARCH OR HOMEWORK FOR CLASS (FOR DEGREE, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE)

      Category activity examples

      • Attending study group (degree, certificate, or licensure)
      • Listening to language CD (degree, certificate, or licensure)
      • Organizing notes (degree, certificate, or licensure)
      • Reading (degree, certificate, or licensure)
      • Reading the Bible/scriptures (degree, certificate, or licensure) (2007+)
      • Reading/sending e-mail (degree, certificate, or licensure)
      • Studying (degree, certificate, or licensure)
      • Writing paper/essay (degree, certificate, or licensure)
    • 060302 RESEARCH OR HOMEWORK FOR CLASS (FOR PERSONAL INTEREST)

      Category activity examples

      • Attending study group (class for personal interest)
      • Listening to language CD (class for personal interest)
      • Organizing notes (class for personal interest)
      • Reading (class for personal interest)
      • Reading/sending e-mail (class for personal interest)
      • Studying (class for personal interest)
      • Writing paper/essay (class for personal interest)
    • 060303 WAITING ASSOCIATED WITH RESEARCH OR HOMEWORK

      Category activity examples

      • Waiting for study group
    • 060399 RESEARCH OR HOMEWORK, N.E.C.

      Category activity examples

      • Preparing for SAT
      • Preparing for the GRE
      • Preparing for the LSAT
      • Studying English (personal interest) (2015+)
      • Studying for the CPA exam
      • Studying for the GMAT
      • Studying for the GRE
      • Studying for the LSAT
      • Studying for the SAT
  • 060400 REGISTRATION OR ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • 069900 EDUCATION, N.E.C.

    • 069999 EDUCATION, N.E.C.

      Category activity examples

      • Attending own graduation ceremony
      • Taking the LSAT (2012+)
      • Taking the GMAT (2012+)
      • Taking the GRE (2012+)
      • Taking the CPA exam (2012+)
      • Taking the SAT (2012+)
      • Taking the MCAT (2012+)