This indicator examines the percentage of sophomores in spring of 2002 reporting they had obtained a high school diploma, obtained a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, or were still working toward an equivalent credential in 2006. In 2006, a smaller percentage of American Indians/ Alaska Natives reported receiving a high school diploma than Whites or Asian/Pacific Islander. Seventy-five percent of American Indians/Alaska Natives who had been sophomores in 2002 reported that they had received a high school diploma by 2006, compared to 91 percent of Whites and 93 percent of Asian/Pacific Islanders. In addition, a larger percentage of American Indians/Alaska Natives (9 percent) than Asian/Pacific Islander (2 percent) reported receiving a GED certificate.
A larger percentage of American Indian/Alaska Natives (12 percent) than Whites (3 percent) or Asian/ Pacific Islander (2 percent) reported they had not received a high school credential and were neither currently enrolled nor working toward one. No differences were detected among the percentages of students of different races/ethnicities who were still enrolled or working toward an equivalency certificate. Across all high school completion status categories, apparent differences between American Indian/Alaska Natives and Blacks and Hispanics were not significant.
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