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Characteristics of Public, Private, and Bureau of Indian Education Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States:
NCES 2009-321
June 2009


Table B-2.    Comparisons between frame distribution and base-weighted and final-weighted respondent distributions for schools with an indication of potential sources of bias, by school type: 2007–08

Potential source of bias Base-weighted respondent distribution Final-weighted respondent distribution
Public    
National, locale (central city) x x
National, locale (rural) x  
Nebraska, school level (secondary schools)   x
Private    
Affiliation (Lutheran) x  
Affiliation (Nonsectarian-Regular)   x
Baptist, enrollment (1-100 and 200-499 students)   x
Jewish, school level (elementary) x  
Other Religious, locale (suburban)   x
Nonsectarian-Regular, locale (central city) x x
NOTE: x denotes comparisons that are a potential source of bias. No potential bias was evident among the Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools due, to some extent, to small subpopulation cell sizes.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School, BIE School, and Private School Data Files," 2007–08.


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