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Title:  Technical Report and User Guide for the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012
Description: The Technical Report and User Guide for the PISA 2012 is a technical manual that describes how the U.S. data were collected and processed as well as how to use the data files to conduct statistical analyses. Information is presented on sampling, response rates, school and student recruitment, instrument development and distribution, and data management. The appendices of the Technical Report and User Guide include school recruitment materials, student and parent materials, student and school questionnaires, and a nonresponse bias analysis of PISA 2012 U.S. data.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: April 2014
Web Release: April 16, 2014
Publication #: NCES 2014025
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: David Kastberg, Stephen Roey, Nita Lemanski, Jessica Ying Chan, and Gordon Murray (Westat)
Type of Product: Technical/Methodological Report
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Technical/Methodological Report, please contact:
Patrick Gonzales.
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