Users of the Monitoring the Future Remote Access System may want to test their analysis procedures prior to e-mailing them to the
MTFRAS for execution. To facilitate such testing, we are making a limited test dataset available. This simulated dataset (MTF12TST)
largely corresponds to a Grade 12 Base Year cross-sectional "core" dataset. It includes design variables and several other previously
unreleased variables. MTF12TST.POR is a SAS transport file that can be converted using the SAS CIMPORT procedure to a SAS dataset
and used on a wide variety of platforms.
The vast majority of variables in the test dataset are documented in the public access dataset codebooks available at the SAMHDA data
repository website. For information on the variables included in the test dataset which are either excluded or recoded in the SAMHDA
versions, users should rely on the Grade 12 Supplementary Documentation in the RAS Dataset Documentation
To download the test dataset itself, click on MTF12TST.POR.
The following commands provide an example of a SAS job that can be used to convert the downloaded SAS transport file into a SAS dataset.