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

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Table 10.1.

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


Grade and achievement level Total1 White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
4th grade            
Below basic 36 24 58 54 27 52
At basic 33 35 29 30 32 30
At or above proficient 32 41 13 16 42 18
At advanced 8 10 2 3 13 3
             
8th grade            
Below basic 27 18 48 44 20 41
At basic 42 43 40 41 40 41
At or above proficient 31 39 12 15 40 17
At advanced 3 4 1 1 6 1!
             
12th grade            
Below basic 27 21 46 40 26 33!
At basic 37 36 38 40 38 41!
At or above proficient 35 43 16 20 36 26!
At advanced 5 6 1! 2! 5!
! Interpret data with caution.
Reporting standards not met.
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: NAEP reports data on student race/ethnicity based on information obtained from school rosters. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2005 Reading Assessment, NAEP Data Explorer.
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