ERIC Number: ED408368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Reinterview Results for the School Safety and Discipline and School Readiness Components. 1993 National Household Education Survey. Technical Report.
Brick, J. Michael; And Others
The National Household Education Survey (NHES) is a data collection system of the National Center for Education Statistics, which has the legislative mission of collecting and publishing data on the condition of education in the United States. The NHES provides information on educational issues that are best addressed by contacting households rather than educational institutions. It is a telephone survey of the noninstitutionalized civilian population of the United States. Households are selected through random digit dialing methods, and data are collected using computer-assisted telephone interviewing. Approximately 60,000 households are screened for each administration, and those who meet certain criteria are sampled for more detailed interviews. This report examines the reliability of two components of the NHES for 1993, the School Safety & Discipline and School Readiness surveys. Measurement errors were estimated by reinterviewing a sample of respondents and asking them a subset of items from the original interview. Of the 2,108 cases selected, 1,879 reinterviews were actually conducted, for an unweighted completion rate of 89.1%. Indexes of consistency were prepared for specific items. Many School Safety & Discipline items had moderate to high inconsistencies. An appendix presents the reinterview questions. (Contains 5 figures, 1 exhibit, 18 tables, and 16 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Followup Studies, Interviews, National Surveys, Reliability, Responses, School Readiness, School Safety, Tables (Data), Telephone Surveys
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Household Education Survey