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Sampling of Schools in the 2000 National Main Assessment


Assigning Measure of Size and Selecting School Samples

Sample Type Assignment to Schools

The second stage of the national main design was the selection of the school sample for all but the grade 8 public school sample. For this sample, which did not select primary sampling units (PSUs) except in six sparsely populated states, the selection of schools was the first stage of sampling. Schools, obtained from several sources, were selected with probability proportional to size at rates targeted to meet required student sample sizes.

Last updated 08 May 2008 (MH)

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