Student participation in community service activity

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Page ii - NCES activities are designed to address high priority education data needs; provide consistent, reliable, complete, and accurate indicators of education status and trends; and report timely, useful, and high quality data to the US Department of Education, the Congress, the states, other education policymakers, practitioners, data users, and the general public. We strive to make our products available in a variety of formats and in language that is appropriate to a variety of audiences. You, as our...
Page ii - Center shall: (1) collect, collate, and, from time to time, report full and complete statistics on the condition of education in the United States...
Page 33 - NHES:96, efforts were made to prevent such errors from occurring and to compensate for them where possible. For instance, during the survey design phase, focus groups and cognitive laboratory interviews were conducted for the purpose of assessing respondent knowledge of the topics, comprehension of questions and terms, and the sensitivity of items (Nolin and Chandler 1996).
Page 20 - Numbers may not sum to totals because of rounding. SOURCE: US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Postsecondary Education Quick Information System, Survey on Campus Crime and Security at Postsecondary Education Institutions.
Page 32 - Standard errors can be used as a measure of the precision expected from a particular sample. The probability that a complete census count would differ from the sample estimate by less than 1 standard error is about 68 percent. The chance that the difference would be less than 1.65 standard errors is about 90 percent, and that the difference would be less than 1.96 standard errors, about 95 percent. Standard errors for all of the estimates in this report have been calculated.
Page 32 - In addition to properly weighting the responses, special procedures for estimating the statistical significance of the estimates were employed, because the data were collected using a complex sample design. Complex sample designs, like that used in the ECLS-K, result in data that violate the assumptions that are normally required to assess the statistical significance of the results. Frequently, the standard errors of the estimates are...
Page 2 - ... academic curriculum or provides structured time for a student to think, talk, or write about what the student did and saw during the actual service activity...
Page ii - It fulfills a congressional mandate to collect, collate, and report full and complete statistics on the condition of education in the United States; conduct and publish reports and specialized analyses of the meaning and significance of such statistics; assist state and local education agencies...
Page 34 - CATI instrument testing and a pretest in which over 275 interviews were conducted. An important nonsampling error for a telephone survey is the failure to include persons who do not live in households with telephones. About 90% of all 3- to 7-year-olds live in households with telephones.
Page 33 - The sources of nonsampling errors are typically problems like unit and item nonresponse, the differences in respondents' interpretations of the meaning of the questions, response differences related to the particular time the survey was conducted and mistakes in data preparation. In general, it is difficult to identify and estimate either the amount of nonsampling error or the bias caused by this error. In the ECLS-K efforts were made to prevent such errors from occurring and to compensate for them...

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