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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 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


Race/ethnicity Total No
absences
1-2
absences
3 or more
absences
  Percentage distribution
Total1 100 45 34 21
White 100 44 36 20
Black 100 44 31 25
Hispanic 100 42 34 24
Asian/Pacific Islander 100 62 26 12
American Indian/Alaska Native 100 34 36 30
         
  Percentage at or above Basic
Total1 69 75 71 56
White 80 85 81 69
Black 42 49 43 30
Hispanic 52 58 52 40
Asian/Pacific Islander 81 86 81 64
American Indian/Alaska Native 53 62 56 41
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: 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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