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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 14.1a.

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


Race/ethnicity 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
White 69 68 67 67 66 66 65 64 63 62 62
Total minority1 31 32 33 33 34 34 35 36 37 38 38
Black 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 11
Hispanic 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 10 11
Mexican American 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
Puerto Rican 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Other Hispanic/Latino 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5
Asian/Pacific Islander 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Test-takers were asked to self-identify a single racial/ethnic group. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: The College Board, College Bound Seniors, 19962006.
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