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Appendix B: Research Methodology and Data Analysis

©2010 The Greaves Group, The Hayes Connection, One-to-One Institute

Chart B.1. Grade-level representativeness respondent data versus NCES universe

Table B.7. Enrollment representativeness Enrollment Range

Respondent Public Schools

%

NCES Universe

%

Very small

100-249

114

15

14,548

14

Small

250-499

258

34

32,667

32

Medium

500-749

187

25

21,850

21

750-1,000

76

10

8,576

8

1,001+

104

14

8,681

8

Under 100

10

1

16,897

16

749

100

103,219

100

Category

Large Very large Unclassified

Elementary

Middle

Respondents

High

Other

Uncl.

Universe

Total

Data: NCES Public Schools 2008 Preliminary.

Percentage of Public School Respondents and Universe by Grade Level

Chart B.2. Enrollment range representativeness Source: Project RED respondent data compared with NCES Public School Universe, 2007-2008. Respondent data aligns well by grade level.

Enrollment Project RED schools are slightly larger than the average. e average U.S. school has 504 students, while the average Project RED public school has 644 students. is is because of the disproportionately high percentage of high schools that took the survey. Project RED also limited its survey population to schools with 100 or more students, as shown in Table B.7.

Very Small

Small

Respondents

Medium

Large

Very Large

Universe

Percentage of Respondents and Universe in Public Schools by Enrollment Range Source: Project RED respondent data compared with NCES Public School Universe, 2008 Prelim.

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