A new cohort of young people joined the LSAY program in 2015 as part of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and participated in their first LSAY interview in 2016. This new 2015 cohort (Y15) has become the sixth LSAY cohort.The Y15 dataset is now available to access free of charge from the Australian Data Archive and includes data from the first LSAY interview in 2016 (wave 2) along with information collected as part of PISA in 2015 (wave 1).
A number of new measures have been added to the survey instrument at wave 2, including engagement in education, soft skills and personality, and are available as part of the Y15 data release. Please see the LSAY website for information on How to access LSAY data.LSAY Y15 resources now available
The following resources are available to help users understand and work with the LSAY Y15 data:
New LSAY online data dictionary launched
The new online data dictionary is a digital platform designed to help users navigate the LSAY data. The dictionary brings together information from the LSAY datasets, questionnaires and metadata. Information is organised using topic areas and data elements and uses topic maps to identify the waves and cohorts in which data elements are collected.