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Long-Term Trend Ineligible Schools

Many schools were found to be ineligible because they had no students within the necessary age range. The table below presents counts of ineligible schools by status for the three school-age samples.

Sampled schools by age group and ineligibility status, long term trend study: 2004
Ineligibility/eligibility status Age nine sample schools: number Age nine sample schools: percent Age thirteen sample schools: number Age thirteen sample schools: percent Age seventeen sample schools: number Age seventeen sample schools: percent
  Total sampled schools 730 100.0 700 100.0 620 100.0
Eligible schools 670 92.7 590 85.3 560 90.5
Total ineligible schools 50 7.3 100 14.7 60 9.5
No students in age range 30 3.6 70 9.6 30 4.3
Closed 20 2.6 20 2.2 10 1.6
Not regular schools 10 1.0 20 2.7 20 3.2
Other ineligible 0 0.0 # 0.1 # 0.3
Duplicate on sampling frame # 0.1 0 0.0 0 0.0
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Sample sizes are rounded to nearest  ten. Percentage calculated using unrounded numbers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2004.

Last updated 30 July 2009 (EH)

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