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Characteristics of Public, Private, and Bureau of Indian Education Elementary and Secondary School Principals in the United States:
NCES 2009-323
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.