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Selected-state participation

Results are reported for 12 states with relatively large populations of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. The AI/AN student enrollment in these states combined represents more than 60 percent of the AI/AN student enrollment in the nation. NIES state-level data include results from AI/AN students who attended public and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools.

In 2005, seven states had sufficient samples of AI/AN students to report state-level data. In 2007, a total of 11 states had sufficiently large samples, with Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington being added to the original seven selected states for 2005. In 2009, results were also reported for Utah, resulting in state-level reporting for a total of 12 states. In 2011, results are reported for the same 12 states. While 6 of the 12 states had sufficient AI/AN students without oversampled, schools in 6 states were oversampled in 2011: Arizona, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

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Number of participating schools with AI/AN students and number of participating AI/AN students in NAEP reading, by grade and state: 2011
  Grade 4 Grade 8
State Schools Students Schools Students
BIE schools 110 1,000 90 800
Alaska 150 500 100 400
Arizona 90 800 70 500
Minnesota 50 200 40 100
Montana 80 300 70 200
New Mexico 100 600 70 400
North Carolina 30 200 30 100
North Dakota 90 300 40 200
Oklahoma 110 500 120 500
Oregon 50 100 40 100
South Dakota 100 600 90 400
Utah 40 100 40 100
Washington 50 200 60 100
NOTE: AI/AN = American Indian/Alaska Native. BIE = Bureau of Indian Education. The number of schools is rounded to the nearest ten. The number of students is rounded to the nearest hundred.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2011 National Indian Education Study.

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