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Characteristics of Public School Districts in the United States:
NCES 2009-320
June 2009

Table B-1.    Base-weighted unit and overall response rates, by survey: 2007–08
Survey Unit response rate (percent) Overall response rate (percent)
Public School Teacher Listing Form  86.2
BIE School Teacher Listing Form  87.3
Private School Teacher Listing Form  85.1
Public School District  87.8
Public School  80.4
BIE School  77.1
Private School  75.9
Public School Principal  79.4
BIE School Principal  79.2
Private School Principal  72.2
Public School Teacher  84.0 72.4
BIE School Teacher  81.8 71.4
Private School Teacher  77.5 65.9
Public School Library Media Center  81.7
BIE School Library Media Center  78.9
† Not applicable.
NOTE: Response rates were weighted using the inverse of the probability of selection (base weight). BIE refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education that are operated by the BIE, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, "Public School Teacher, BIE School Teacher, and Private School Teacher Listing Forms, Public School District, Public School, BIE School, Private School, Public School Principal, BIE School Principal, Private School Principal, Public School Teacher, BIE School Teacher, Private School Teacher, Public School Library Media Center, and BIE School Library Media Center data files," 2007–08.