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Characteristics of Public, Private, and Bureau of Indian Education Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in the United States: Results From the 2007–08 Schools and Staffing Survey
NCES 2009-324
June 2009

Table B-3.    Summary of base-weighted item response rates, by survey: 2007–08

Survey Percent of items with a response rate of 85 percent or more Percent of items with a response rate of less than 85 percent
Public School Teacher Listing Form 
BIE School Teacher Listing Form 
Private School Teacher Listing Form 
Public School District  97.9 2.1
Public School  95.2 4.8
BIE School  85.8 14.2
Private School  88.3 11.7
Public School Principal  99.4 0.6
BIE School Principal  98.2 1.8
Private School Principal  98.0 2.0
Public School Teacher  91.4 8.6
BIE School Teacher  86.8 13.2
Private School Teacher  90.0 10.0
Public School Library Media Center  95.1 4.9
BIE School Library Media Center  93.4 6.6
† Not applicable.
NOTE: Response rates were weighted using the inverse of the probability of selection (base weight). Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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, BIE School, 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.