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Title: Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003: U.S. Nonresponse Bias Analysis
Description: This report is concerned with the extent of potential bias introduced into the 2003 U.S. study through nonresponse on the part of schools and students. Three bias analyses were conducted to address the issues of school nonresponse, student nonresponse, as well as possible achievement differences between students in the spring and fall testing sessions. The analysis compares selected characteristics likely to reflect bias in participation from participating and nonparticipating schools. The results suggest that there is little potential for nonresponse bias in the PISA original participating sample based on the characteristics studied. The results also suggest that, based on the characteristics studied, there is some potential for nonresponse bias in the PISA student sample, using base weights.
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Cover Date: September 2009
Web Release: September 17, 2009
Publication #: NCES 2009088
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Technical/Methodological Report
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Technical/Methodological Report, please contact:
Samantha Burg.