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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-2.    Comparisons between frame distribution and base-weighted and final-weighted respondent distributions for school principals with an indication of potential sources of bias, by school type: 2007–08

Potential source of bias Base-weighted respondent distribution Final-weighted respondent distribution
Minnesota, enrollment (200-500 students) x x
National, enrollment (1-100 students)   x
National, locale (central city) x x
National, locale (rural) x  
Nebraska, school level (secondary)   x
State (California) x  
Virginia, locale (suburban and rural)   x
Affiliation (Catholic – Diocesan) x  
Affiliation (Catholic – Parochial) x  
Affiliation (Nonsectarian – regular) x x
Baptist, enrollment (1-100 and 200-499 students)   x
Baptist, school level (elementary and combined) x  
Jewish, locale (central city) x x
Jewish, school level (elementary) x  
Other religious, locale (suburban)   x
NOTE: x denotes comparisons that are a potential source of bias. No potential bias was evident among the Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools due, to some extent, to small subpopulation cell sizes.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools andStaffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Principal, BIE School Principal, and Private School PrincipalData Files," 2007–08.