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School Nonresponse Adjustment for the 2007 Assessment



Development of Initial School Nonresponse Cells

Development of Final School Nonresponse Cells

School Nonresponse Adjustment Factor Calculation

The school nonresponse adjustment procedure inflates the weights of cooperating schools to account for eligible noncooperating schools for which no substitute schools participated. The adjustments are computed within nonresponse cells and are based on the assumption that the cooperating and noncooperating schools within the same cell are more similar to one another than to schools from different cells. Exactly how nonresponse cells were defined varied by

  • sample level (state-based or national),
  • school type (public or private), and
  • student grade level (4, 8, or 12).


Last updated 28 August 2009 (JL)

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