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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 10.2.

Percentage distribution of students across NAEP mathematics 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 20 10 40 32 10 32
At basic 44 42 47 49 35 47
At or above proficient 36 47 13 19 55 21
At advanced 5 7 1 1 14 2!
             
8th grade            
Below basic 31 20 58 48 19 47
At basic 39 42 33 38 34 40
At or above proficient 30 39 9 13 47 14
At advanced 6 8 1 1 16 2!
             
12th grade            
Below basic 39 30 70 60 27 58
At basic 38 41 25 32 37 36!
At or above proficient 23 29 6 8 36 6!
At advanced 2 3 # # 6 1!
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution.
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 Mathematics Assessment, NAEP Data Explorer.
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