ERIC Number: ED429134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Indirect State-Level Estimation for the Private School Survey. Technical Report.
Causey, Beverly D.; Bailey, Leroy
The Private School Universe Survey (PSS) is a mail survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census under the sponsorship of the National Center for Education Statistics. The survey is designed to provide data relating to all private schools in the United States, but the private schools' list frame remains incomplete despite the best efforts to include all schools. This report describes a proposed model-based procedure for state estimation of PPS schools that is intended to improve on the current direct estimation procedures. Indirect estimation methods attempt to produce a distribution of the unlisted schools (and therefore of all schools) among the states that is close to the actual distribution of the target population. A review of goodness of fit statistics for six selected subgroups of schools and other analyses suggest that undercoverage rates can be modeled successfully from the area sample and then used to adjust list frame estimates for survey items. Potential improvements to the proposed model are discussed. Appendixes discuss principal estimates and error estimation. (Contains 12 tables and 5 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Estimation (Mathematics), Mail Surveys, National Surveys, Private Schools, Research Methodology, Sample Size, Sampling, Tables (Data)
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.