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Comparison of National Main and State Sample Designs


Control of Overlap of School Samples for National Educational Studies

The national main and state assessments' sample designs differ in target population, assessment subjects, and number of required sampling stages. The national main assessment generally targets and samples from a larger student population than the state assessment. More sampling stages occur in the national main assessment than in the state assessment.

Last updated 08 May 2008 (MH)

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