Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007


Figure 8.2.

Percentage of elementary and secondary school students who spoke a language other than English at home and percentage who spoke English with difficulty, by race/ethnicity: 2005


Percentage of elementary and secondary school students who spoke a language other than English at home and percentage who spoke English with difficulty, by race/ethnicity: 2005

! Interpret data with caution.
NOTE: Respondents were asked if each child in the household spoke a language other than English at home. If they answered "yes," they were asked how well each child could speak English. Categories used for reporting were "very well," "well," "not well," and "not at all." All those who reported speaking English less than "very well" were considered to have difficulty speaking English. The percentages shown are of the total population for that particular race/ethnicity.
Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Includes those students who are age 5 or older.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2005.