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

List of Tables


Chapter 1. Demographics

Table 1a

Resident population and percentage distribution, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1980–2005, and projections, 2010 and 2020

Table 1b

Population in the four U.S. regions, and in the 20 states with highest percentages of total minority population, by race/ethnicity and region/state: 2005

Table 1c

Percentage distribution of population in the 5 states with lowest percentages of total minority population, by race/ethnicity and state: 2005

Table 2a

Percentage of population in the United States, by nativity, age group, and race/ethnicity: 1990, 2000, and 2005

Table 2b

Number, percentage, and percentage distribution of U.S. population, by nativity and race/ethnicity with Hispanic and Asian subgroups: 2005

Table 2c

Number, percentage, and percentage distribution of U.S. population under age 18, by nativity and race/ethnicity with Hispanic and Asian subgroups: 2005

Table 3

Percentage distribution of families with children under 18, by family type and race/ethnicity: 2005

Table 4a

Percentage of families with children under 18 in poverty, by family type and race/ethnicity: 2005

Table 4b

Percentage of families with children under 18 in poverty, by family type and race/ethnicity with Hispanic and Asian subgroups: 2005

Table 5

Percentage of children ages 6 to 18, by parent’s highest educational attainment and race/ethnicity: 2005

Chapter 2. Preprimary, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Table 6

Percentage of 3- to 5-year-olds, enrolled in center-based preprimary programs, by poverty status and race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1995–2005

Table 7.1

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary school enrollment, by locale and race/ethnicity: 1993, 2000, and 2003

Table 7.2

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by region, state, and race/ethnicity: 2004

Table 7.3

Percentage distribution of public school enrollment in the United States and 20 largest public school districts, by race/ethnicity: 2004

Table 7.4a

Percentage of 4th-graders eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, by school locale and race/ethnicity: 2005

Table 7.4b

Percentage distribution of 4th-graders, by percentage of students in school eligible for free or reduced-price lunch and race/ethnicity: 2005

Table 7.5

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary school students of each racial/ethnic group, by percent minority enrollment in school: 2004

Table 8.1a

Percentage of children ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 21 served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), by race/ethnicity: 1998–2004

Table 8.1b

Number and percentage of children ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 21 served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), by race/ethnicity and type of disability: 2004

Table 8.2a

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

Table 8.2b

Number and 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 with Hispanic and Asian subgroups: 2005

Chapter 3. Achievement

Table 9a

Average reading scale scores on the long-term trend National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), by age and race/ethnicity: Various years, 1971–2004

Table 9b

Average mathematics scale scores on the long-term trend National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), by age and race/ethnicity: Various years, 1973–2004

Table 10.1

Percentage distribution of students across NAEP reading achievement levels, by race/ethnicity and grade: 2005

Table 10.2

Percentage distribution of students across NAEP mathematics achievement levels, by race/ethnicity and grade: 2005

Table 11

Average scores among 15-year-olds on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) mathematics literacy assessment, by participating country and race/ethnicity in the United States: 2003

Table 12a

Percentage distribution of high school graduates, by highest level of mathematics courses completed and race/ethnicity: 1998, 2000, and 2004

Table 12b

Percentage distribution of high school graduates, by highest level of science courses completed and race/ethnicity: 1998, 2000, and 2004

Table 12c

Percentage distribution of high school graduates, by highest level of English courses completed and race/ethnicity: 1998, 2000, and 2004

Table 12d

Percentage distribution of high school graduates, by highest level of foreign language completed and race/ethnicity: 1998, 2000, and 2004

Table 13a

Number and percent change of students taking Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, by race/ethnicity: 1999–2005

Table 13b

Mean grade and percentage distribution of grades on Advanced Placement (AP) exams, by subject and race/ethnicity: 2005

Table 14.1a

Percentage distribution of 12th-grade SAT test-taking population, by race/ethnicity: 1996–2006

Table 14.1b

Average SAT scores for 12th-grade SAT test-taking population, by race/ethnicity: 1996–2006

Table 14.2a

Percentage distribution of ACT test-taking population, by race/ethnicity: 1997–2005

Table 14.2b

Average ACT scores in English and Mathematics, by race/ethnicity: 1997–2005

Chapter 4. Persistence

Table 15

Percentage distribution of 8th-graders and percentage at or above Basic on the NAEP mathematics assessment, by race/ethnicity and number of days absent from school in the past month: 2005

Table 16

Percentage of public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade who had ever repeated a grade, been suspended, or expelled, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2003

Table 17a

Percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school status dropouts, by race/ethnicity: 1989–2005

Table 17b

Percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school status dropouts, by nativity and race/ethnicity with Hispanic and Asian subgroups: 2005

Chapter 5. Student Behaviors

Table 18

Percentage of high school sophomores who participated in various after-school activities, by race/ethnicity, sex, and type of activity: 2002

Table 19.1

Percentage of students in grades 1 through 12 who use computers at school and at home, by grade and race/ethnicity: 2003

Table 19.2

Percentage of students in grades 1 through 12 who use the Internet, by grade, location of internet use, and race/ethnicity: 2003

Table 20a

Percentage of 12- to 17-year-olds who used alcohol, cigarettes, and selected drugs in past month, by race/ethnicity: 2004

Table 20b

Percentage of 18- to 25-year-olds who used alcohol, cigarettes, and selected drugs in past month, by race/ethnicity: 2004

Table 21

Number of live births per 1,000 females 15 to 19 years old, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1980–2004

Table 22a

Percentage of high school students who reported that they were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, carried a weapon to school, or engaged in a physical fight on school property, by race/ethnicity: 2005

Table 22b

Percentage of students ages 12 to 18 who reported that street gangs were present at school during previous 6 months, by locale and race/ethnicity: 2005

Chapter 6. Postsecondary Participation

Table 23.1

Percentage of undergraduate fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex: Selected years, 1976–2004

Table 23.2

Percentage of graduate fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex: Selected years, 1976–2004

Table 23.3

Percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in colleges and universities, by race/ethnicity and sex: Selected years, 1980–2004

Table 24a

Percentage of full-time, full-year undergraduates receiving financial aid from any source, by race/ethnicity: 1999–2000 and 2003–04

Table 24b

Average amount of financial aid from any source per full-time, full-year undergraduate student, by type of aid, and race/ethnicity: 1999–2000 and 2003–04

Table 25.1

Number and percentage distribution of degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree, race/ethnicity, and sex: 2003–04

Table 25.2

Percentage of degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions in most popular fields of study, by race/ethnicity and level of study: 2003–04

Chapter 7. Outcomes of Education

Table 26.1

Percentage distribution of adults ages 25 and over according to highest level of educational attainment, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1990–2005

Table 26.2

Number and percentage of persons age 25 to 29 with bachelor’s degree or higher, by race/ethnicity with Hispanic and Asian subgroups: 2005

Table 27a

Unemployment rates for persons ages 16 and over, by race/ethnicity: 1995–2005

Table 27b

Unemployment rates of persons 16 years old and over, by educational attainment, age, and race/ethnicity: 2005

Table 27c

Labor force participation rates for persons ages 16 and over, by race/ethnicity: 1995–2005

Table 28

Median earnings for persons 25 years old and over, by educational attainment, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2005

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