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Target Population of the 2000 State Assessment

The NAEP state assessment targets public school students enrolled in the fourth or eighth grades. All 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to participate in the state assessment, as well as territories and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools. The state assessment also includes separate jurisdictions of Department of Defense Education Activity schools. One jurisdiction covers the department's domestic schools (DDESS), while another jurisdiction covers its international schools (DoDDS). Participation in the 2000 assessment included 41 states, the District of Columbia, DDESS, DoDDS, and three U.S. territories, as detailed on the web page Number of Schools and Enrollment of All Students and Testable Students for Participating Jurisdictions.

Sampling parameters for the grade 4 and 8 public school frames, state assessment: By jurisdiction, 2000
Jurisdiction Number of fourth-grade schools Number of fourth-grade students Number of eighth-grade schools Number of eighth-grade students
Total 50,500 3,593,000 25,900 3,542,000
Alaska 380 10,000 300 10,400
Alabama 790 59,200 520 56,500
Arkansas 540 36,200 360 37,000
Arizona 820 65,100 480 62,700
California 5,210 474,000 2,130 425,500
Colorado 850 52,900 390 53,700
Connecticut 610 42,300 240 38,800
Delaware 90 9,100 60 8,700
Florida 1,750 174,300 950 183,900
Georgia 1,090 104,800 440 104,300
Hawaii 180 14,500 60 14,000
Iowa 750 35,800 420 38,800
Indiana 340 18,100 200 19,400
Illinois 2,400 152,800 1,580 149,800
Indiana 1,150 77,600 490 76,200
Kansas 800 34,700 440 36,600
Kentucky 830 51,200 440 51,600
Louisiana 820 59,000 490 58,900
Massachusetts 1,080 76,900 430 70,700
Maryland 820 62,600 280 61,400
Maine 390 16,700 240 17,300
Michigan 2,120 134,500 1,000 132,100
Minnesota 1,120 65,600 820 74,100
Missouri 1,130 69,300 680 70,640
Mississippi 490 41,000 340 40,600
Montana 460 12,100 290 13,200
North Carolina 1,210 99,300 600 94,500
North Dakota 320 8,400 230 9,200
Nebraska 880 21,500 510 23,600
New Hampshire 260 16,900 130 16,200
New Jersey 1,310 101,000 660 92,600
New Mexico 400 25,000 180 26,000
Nevada 280 23,000 110 22,400
New York 2,270 218,700 1,070 203,600
Ohio 2,190 139,500 1,030 146,100
Oklahoma 940 49,200 620 50,200
Oregon 770 42,500 360 42,900
Pennsylvania 1,810 140,400 760 139,700
Rhode Island 190 12,300 50 11,600
South Carolina 570 51,700 270 52,300
South Dakota 400 9,700 290 10,900
Tennessee 950 73,100 560 66,800
Texas 3,540 290,400 2,070 297,900
Utah 440 35,690 170 38,500
Virginia 1,090 88,200 420 87,900
Vermont 240 8,200 130 8,300
Washington 1,280 78,400 700 82,000
Wisconsin 1,150 60,900 570 66,600
West Virginia 530 21,900 220 22,900
Wyoming 220 7,100 100 8,100
Other jurisdictions
District of Columbia 100 6,200 30 4,000
DDESS1 40 3,300 10 1,700
DoDDS2 100 6,300 60 4,600
Guam 20 2,600 10 2,400
Virgin Islands 20 1,700 10 1,900
1 Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools.
2 Department of Defense Dependents Schools (Overseas).
NOTE: Detail may not sum to total because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2000.

Last updated 08 May 2008 (MH)

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