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Assuring Confidentiality for NAEP Microdata File: Rockville Institute Develops Data Disclosure Plan

The Rockville Institute is developing a disclosure analysis plan for the Disclosure Review Board of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The plan will address how to ensure that the proposed public-use microdata file from the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) would meet NCES's confidentiality standards. To date, no public-use microdata files have been produced from NAEP. Once that plan is approved, the Rockville Institute, under the direction of Shep Roey, task leader and senior systems analyst, will implement the plan's confidentiality procedures to produce a public-use microdata file.