The authors wish to thank all those who contributed to the production of this report. This report was produced with the assistance of professional staff at the Education Statistics Service Institute (ESSI), the (NCES), the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), and Westat, Inc.
The ESSI staff who provided text and reviews for this report include: Ramsay Selden, Karol Krotki, and Michell Long.
Many thanks are due to Arnold Goldstein, who coordinated production of this report, and to the numerous reviewers at NCES. The comments and critical feedback of the following reviewers are reflected in this report: Gary W. Phillips, Marty Orland, Marilyn M. McMillen, Eugene Owen, Maureen Treacy, and Mary Frase. Thanks also to the external reviewers at NISS: Ingram Olkin, Lyle V. Jones, Richard M. Jaeger, Juliet Shaffer, James R. Chromy, Susan Ahmed, Jerome Sacksand, and Valerie Williams.
We would also like to acknowledge the contribution of Nancy Caldwell at Westat to the design of the profiles.