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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008

Computer Use at Home


In 2007, fewer American Indian/Alaska Native 8th-grade students in public schools used computers at home than their peers in all other race/ethnicity groups.

Figure 5.2. Percentage of 8th-grade students in public schools who use a computer at home, by race/ ethnicity: 2007
Percentage of 8th-grade students in public schools who use a computer at home, by race/
ethnicity: 2007
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Reading Assessment, retrieved April 2008 from http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nde/.

Exposure to computers at home may help young people build necessary computer literacy skills. In 2007, some 78 percent of American Indian/Alaska Native 8th-graders in public schools reported using a computer at home. In contrast, 95 percent of White, 84 percent of Black, 82 percent of Hispanic, and 96 percent of Asian/Pacific Islander 8th-graders reported using a computer at home.

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