Title:  Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013: U.S. Technical Report
Description: This technical report is designed to provide researchers with an overview of the design and implementation of the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013. This information is meant to supplement that presented in OECD publications by describing those aspects of TALIS 2013 that are unique to the United States.

Chapter 2 provides information about sampling requirements and sampling in the United States. Chapter 3 provides information on instrument development. Chapter 4 describes the details of how schools and teachers were recruited, and Chapter 5 describes field operations used for collecting data. Chapter 6 describes participation rates at the school and teacher level. Chapter 6 also includes nonresponse bias analysis (NRBA) results for unit-level and item-level response rates (details of the NRBA are provided in appendix E). Chapter 7 describes international activities related to data processing, and weighting. Chapter 8 describes the data available from both international and U.S. sources. Chapter 9 discusses some special issues involved in analyzing the TALIS 2013 U.S. data because of response rates below the international TALIS standards (as described in chapter 6) and also includes selected data tables from the international TALIS report. In addition, the technical report includes all recruitment materials used during the conduct of the study, the U.S. versions of the TALIS questionnaires, and a complete list of all adaptations made to the questionnaires.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: December 2014
Web Release: December 9, 2014
Publication #: NCES 2015010
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Gregory A Strizek, Steve Tourking (Strategic Analytics Inc.) and Ebru Erberber (American Institutes for Research)
Type of Product: Technical/Methodological Report
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Technical/Methodological Report, please contact:
Patrick Gonzales.