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The RAND American Educator Panels (AEP) were created to provide the teacher and principal voice for evidence-based research on education policies and practices. The AEP are composed of the American Teacher Panel and the American School Leader Panel. These panels provide researchers with quick access to a large, high-quality sample of educators to collect data from U.S. K–12 public school teachers and principals. This document provides detailed information on the AEP, the multiple phases and waves of recruitment used to create the panels, weighting, and variance estimation.

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  • Chapter Four

    Variance Estimation

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