ERIC Number: ED434128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
SASS Documentation: 1993-94 SASS Student Sampling Problems; Solutions for Determining the Numerators for the SASS Private School (3B) Second-Stage Factors. Working Paper Series.
Cole, Cornette; Schwanz, Dennis J.
This document contains two papers related to the 1993-94 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). The first paper documents some of the problems that were encountered during student sample selection and the methods used to resolve those problems. It also provides some suggestions to alleviate some of the problems in future SASS studies. Significant problems were: (1) missing sampling data; (2) schools that would not cooperate; (3) problems with the instructions; (4) duplicate students; (5) timing problems; (6) matching problems; (7) omitted numbers of classes students took; and (8) teachers incorrectly identified as ineligible. The second paper explores options for using information from the Private School Survey (PSS) to ratio adjust the SASS to achieve agreement between the two surveys. Two broad classes of solutions are discussed. The first involved extrapolation from previous enumerations of the PSS to produce estimates, and the second involved interpolation between the 1997-98 PSS and preliminary information for the 1999-2000 PSS. Five attachments describe extrapolated values and estimated values for the 1995-96 list frame. (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Factor Structure, National Surveys, Private Schools, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Sampling, Tables (Data)
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Room 400, Washington, DC 20208-5652; Tel: 202-219-1831.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)