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Sample sizes and target populations in the nation, states, and districts

 Grade 8 and 12 National
Grade 8 States
 Grade 8 Districts
Sample sizes and target populations of eighth-grade public school students in NAEP writing, by state: 2007
State/jurisdiction Sample size Target population
   Nation (public) 140,300 3,554,000
Alabama 2,800 57,000
Arizona 2,700 72,000
Arkansas 2,400 34,000
California 8,300 471,000
Colorado 2,700 57,000
Connecticut 2,500 41,000
Delaware 2,800 10,000
Florida 4,000 192,000
Georgia 3,600 120,000
Hawaii 2,700 13,000
Idaho 2,900 21,000
Illinois 4,000 152,000
Indiana 2,700 80,000
Iowa 2,800 37,000
Kansas 2,800 33,000
Kentucky 2,700 46,000
Louisiana 2,400 48,000
Maine 2,600 15,000
Massachusetts 3,700 69,000
Michigan 2,600 121,000
Minnesota 2,900 61,000
Mississippi 2,600 36,000
Missouri 2,800 71,000
Montana 2,600 11,000
Nevada 2,600 28,000
New Hampshire 2,800 16,000
New Jersey 2,800 104,000
New Mexico 2,800 26,000
New York 3,800 206,000
North Carolina 4,200 104,000
North Dakota 2,300 8,000
Ohio 3,700 136,000
Oklahoma 2,600 43,000
Pennsylvania 2,800 139,000
Rhode Island 2,600 12,000
South Carolina 2,700 50,000
Tennessee 2,800 74,000
Texas 7,300 299,000
Utah 2,700 35,000
Vermont 2,000 7,000
Virginia 2,800 90,000
Washington 3,000 77,000
West Virginia 2,900 22,000
Wisconsin 2,700 62,000
Wyoming 1,900 7,000
Other jurisdictions    
   BIE1 100 3,000
   DoDEA2 1,600 5,000
1 Bureau of Indian Education. 
2 Department of Defense Education Activity (overseas and domestic schools).
NOTE: The sample size is rounded to the nearest hundred. The target population is rounded to the nearest thousand. Alaska, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon, and South Dakota did not participate in the 2007 NAEP writing assessment, but they were included in the nationally representative sample. Data for BIE and DoDEA schools are not counted in the national (public) totals. 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), 2007 Writing Assessment.

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