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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
National sample sizes and target population in NAEP writing at grades 8 and 12: 2007
  Grade 8 Grade 12
State/jurisdiction Sample size Target population Sample size Target population
   Nation 145,200 3,903,000 28,900 3,093,000
Public 140,300 3,554,000 23,000 2,806,000
Nonpublic 4,800 349,000 5,900 287,000
NOTE: Nonpublic includes private, Bureau of Indian Education, and Department of Defense schools. 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), 2007 Writing Assessment. 

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