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School Response Rates for the 2006 Economics Assessment

The following table shows school response rates for the 2006 economics assessment by school type (public, Catholic, non-Catholic private) for grade 12. Results are shown both before and after the substitute schools were recruited for originally sampled nonrespondents. The table includes unweighted counts and percentages and weighted percentages using the school base weight multiplied by the estimated grade enrollment.

School response rates before and after substitution for public and private schools, grade 12 economics assessment, by school type: 2006
School type Response category Before substitution After substitution
Sample count Unweighted percentage Weighted percentage (by base weight and enrollment) Sample count Unweighted percentage Weighted percentage (by base weight and enrollment)
National public Total eligible 610 100.00 100.00 610 100.00 100.00
Respondents 500 81.60 83.19 520 85.02 86.60
Nonrespondents 110 18.40 16.81 90 14.98 13.40
National private Total eligible 120 100.00 100.00 120 100.00 100.00
Respondents 60 45.16 40.94 70 57.26 54.16
Nonrespondents 70 54.84 59.06 50 42.74 45.84
Catholic Total eligible 40 100.00 100.00 40 100.00 100.00
Respondents 30 61.36 52.61 30 70.45 60.19
Nonrespondents 20 38.64 47.39 10 29.55 39.81
Non-Catholic private Total eligible 80 100.00 100.00 80 100.00 100.00
Respondents 30 36.25 27.78 40 50.00 47.37
Nonrespondents 50 63.75 72.22 40 50.00 52.63
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Sample counts of schools are rounded to nearest 10. The 2006 economics assessment was given only at grade 12.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2006 Economics Assessment.

Last updated 23 October 2009 (JL)

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