Taiwan Education Panel Survey (TEPS) was a project funded collaboratively by Academia Sinica, The Ministry of Education (subsequently, National Academy of Educational Research), and National Science Council (later became the Ministry of Science and Technology) between 2000 and 2007. TEPS was the first longitudinal study that collected information from a nationally representative sample of students of junior high and senior high schools as well as five-year junior colleges. The TEPS aimed to investigate various individual and contextual factors influencing students’ educational and health outcomes. In brief, the TEPS is a database and a public asset for the academic community and the public to understand the developmental trajectories and outcomes of youth born in the age of Millenium.
The TEPS surveyed about twenty thousand senior high, vocational senior high, and five-year junior college students as well as about the same number of junior high students in 2001. A follow-up study was conducted in 2003. In 2005 and 2007, TEPS continued its follow-up survey of about 4,200 students selected from the aforementioned junior high student sample to gather information about their schooling experiences at senior high schools or vocational junior colleges. At the same time, TEPS also surveyed about 16,000 students who were classmates of these 4,200 students.