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State and District participation rates in writing

The student-weighted school participation rates are calculated based on the estimated number of students represented by the selected schools that participated in the assessment. The school-weighted school participation rates are calculated based on the estimated number of schools that participated.

Public school and student participation rates for Trial Urban District Assessment in NAEP writing at grade 8, by urban district: 2007
  School participation Student participation
District Student-
Number of
Number of
Atlanta 100 20 91 900
Austin 100 20 92 1,400
Boston 100 30 91 1,100
Charlotte 100 30 90 1,300
Chicago 100 100 95 1,700
Cleveland 100 80 87 1,100
Houston 100 50 92 1,900
Los Angeles 100 70 91 2,000
New York City 100 80 88 1,900
San Diego 100 30 93 1,400
NOTE: The numbers of schools are rounded to the nearest ten, and the numbers of students are rounded to the nearest hundred. Substitutions of reserve schools for initially sampled schools were not needed in 2007 because school participation rates were high. The percentages for school-weighted and student-weighted school participation are both at 100 percent for the participating districts in 2007.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Trial Urban District Writing Assessment.

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