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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 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


Age group and year Total White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
3 to 5 years            
1998 4.8 4.9 4.4 3.0 2.3 5.7
1999 5.0 5.2 4.8 3.3 2.4 5.7
2000 5.1 5.6 5.3 3.5 2.8 6.6
2001 5.3 5.8 5.5 3.8 3.0 7.1
2002 5.6 6.1 5.8 4.1 3.2 7.7
2003 5.8 6.4 5.9 4.3 3.6 8.2
2004 5.9 6.5 5.9 4.4 3.8 8.6
6 to 21 years            
1998 8.6 8.5 11.4 7.5 3.8 10.2
1999 8.7 8.3 11.2 7.4 3.9 11.9
2000 8.7 8.5 11.8 7.5 4.2 12.4
2001 8.8 8.6 12.0 7.7 4.2 12.9
2002 8.9 8.6 12.2 8.0 4.4 13.2
2003 9.1 8.7 12.4 8.2 4.5 13.8
2004 9.2 8.8 12.6 8.4 4.6 14.1
NOTE: Data have been revised from previously published reports. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), 1998 through 2004.