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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Indicator 6.1: Access to Computers

Figure 6.1. Percentage of 8th-grade students in public schools who use a computer at home, by race/ethnicity: 2003
Percentage of 8th-grade students in public schools who use a computer at home, by race/ethnicity: 2003
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Reading Assessment, 2003.

In 2003, American Indian/Alaska Native students were less likely than White and Asian/Pacific Islander students to use computers at home.

Exposure to computers at home may help young people build necessary computer literacy skills. In 2003, 78 percent of American Indian/Alaska Native, 80 percent of Black, and 75 percent of Hispanic 8th-graders in public schools reported using a computer at home. In contrast, 93 percent of White and 94 percent of Asian/Pacific Islander 8th-graders reported using a computer at home.

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