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Selecting the Student Samples

Students are selected to participate in NAEP by one of two sampling procedures, the selection of which is determined by a school's method of student list submission. For schools whose list of grade-eligible students was submitted using the E-File system, NAEP selects student samples using a computer-based E-Sampling procedure. For schools choosing to provide hard-copy student lists, student samples are drawn in the field by NAEP field staff during the preassessment visit.

Last updated 05 June 2008 (TS)

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