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Perceptions and Expectations of Youth With Disabilities  (NLTS2)
NCSER 2007-3006
September 2007

NLTS2 Sampling, Data Collection, and Analysis Procedures

Appendix A describes the following aspects of the NLTS2 methodology relevant to the data reported here:

  • sampling local education agencies (LEAs) and students;53

  • data sources and response rates;

  • weighting the youth data;

  • estimation and use of standard errors;

  • calculating statistical significance; and

  • disability classifications.

53 More details of the sample are available in SRI International (2000).