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Main Quality Control Findings of Interest: Nonresponse Bias Analyses for the 2004 Assessment

Nonresponse Bias Analyses for the 2004 Assessment (441K PDF) were conducted for all three age categories (9, 13, and 17), since the response rates at both the school and student level were close to or less than 85 percent. At school level the weighted response rates were computed for Census Region, public/private school affiliation, school type for private schools, estimated age enrollment, and percentage of students in each race category. At student level the nonresponse rates were computed for students' race, gender, free lunch eligibility, session and assessment type, whether a student was in high or low grade for his/her age, Title 1 assistance status, and SD/LEP classification. The school counts were weighted by school base weights and enrollment, and the student counts were weighted by student base weights.

The tabulation below presents the test results of association of school and student response rates with the analysed characteristics (the test results that showed statistically significant association with response rates are presented in the tabulation).

Characteristics related to school and student response rates, by age: 2004
Age Level Response Rate Characteristics with a p-value less than 0.05
9 School 85.73 Public/private affiliation, type pf private school, type of location, estimated age enrollment, percentage of Black students
Student 94.32 Free lunch eligibility, SD, ELL
13 School 81.45 Public/private affiliation, type of private school, estimated age enrollment, percentage of Black students
Student 92.20 Race, high or low grade, free lunch eligibility, Title 1, SD
17 School 76.96 Public/private affiliation, type of private school, percentage of Asian students
Student 75.18 Race, high or low grade, free lunch eligibility, SD
NOTE: The school response rates are based on the analyses of reading/mathematics operational session data for high grades relative to the given age.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2004.


Last updated 28 October 2009 (RF)

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