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About the Assessment: Target Population and Sample Size


The schools and students participating in NAEP assessments are selected to be representative of all schools nationally. The sample sizes shown here give the numbers of students selected to participate, not the numbers who actually did participate. See the participation rates for this assessment.

More information on sampling can be found in NAEP Technical Documentation.


Student sample size and target population in NAEP economics at grade 12, by type of school: 2012
Type of school Sample size Target population
    Nation 11,200 3,343,000
      Public 10,000 3,071,000
      Private 1,300 272,000
NOTE: The sample size is rounded to the nearest hundred. The target population is rounded to the nearest thousand. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2012 Economics Assessment.