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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008

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Chapter I. Demographic Overview


Table 1.1a.Size of the American Indian/Alaska Native population, by race/ethnicity: 2006
Table 1.1b. Percentage distribution of American Indians/Alaska Natives alone, by race subcategory and tribal affiliation: 2006
Table 1.1c. Resident population and percentage distribution, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1980 to 2006 and projections to 2050
Table 1.2a. Number and percentage distribution of the American Indian/Alaska Native population, by race and region: 2006
Table 1.2b. Size of the American Indian/Alaska Native population and percentage distribution of the total population, by race and states with the largest American Indian/Alaska Native populations: 2006
Table 1.2c. Number and percentage distribution of the non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native alone population, by designated area: 2000
Table 1.2d. Number and percentage distribution of population in American Indian/Alaska Native areas and Alaska Native regional areas, by race/ethnicity: 2000
Table 1.3. Largest American Indian and Alaska Native tribes according to number of self-identified members, by race and tribal group: 2000
Table 1.4a. Median age of the population, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1990 to 2006
Table 1.4b. Percentage of the population under the age of 18, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1990 to 2006
Table 1.5. Number and percentage distribution of families with children, by family status and race/ethnicity: 2006
Table 1.6a. Percentage of individuals living in poverty, by age group and race/ethnicity: 2006
Table 1.6b. Percentage of family households with children under 18 living in poverty, by family status and race/ethnicity: 1989, 1999, 2003, and 2006
Table 1.6c. Percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native families living in poverty, by American Indian/Alaska Native area: 1989 and 1999
Table 1.7. Percentage of children ages 19 to 35 months vaccinated with the 4:3:1:3 vaccination series, by race/ethnicity: 1995, 2000, 2003, and 2006
Table 1.8aFertility rates, by race/ethnicity and age group of mother: Selected years, 1990 to 2005
Table 1.8b. Infant mortality rates, by race/ethnicity of mother: Selected years, 1984 to 2004
Table 1.8c. Child mortality rates, by age group of child and race/ethnicity of mother: 2005
Table 1.9. Percentage distribution of primary type of care arrangements at about 9 months, 2 years, and 4 years of age, by race/ethnicity: 2001, 2004, and 2006

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Chapter II. Preprimary, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Table 2.1a. Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary school enrollment, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1986–87 to 2005–06
Table 2.1b. Percentage distribution of private elementary and secondary school enrollment, by type of private school and race/ethnicity: 2001–02, 2003–04, and 2005–06
Table 2.2a. Number and percentage distribution of Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) school enrollment, by grade level: 2003–04 and 2006–07
Table 2.2b. Percentage distribution of schools and students, by Bureau of Indian Education school status, density of American Indian/Alaska Native enrollment in schools, and enrollment size: 2005–06
Table 2.3a. Number, percentage, and percentage distribution of children ages 3 to 21 served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), by race/ethnicity: 2006
Table 2.3b. Percentage of children ages 3 to 21 served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), by race/ethnicity: 1998 to 2006
Table 3.1. Percentage distribution of 8th-grade students, by number of days absent from school in the preceding month and race/ethnicity: 2007
Table 3.2. Number and percentage of public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade who were suspended or expelled, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2004
Table 3.3. Percentage of spring 2002 high school sophomores, by high school completion status and race/ethnicity: 2006
Table 3.4a. Percentage of noninstitutionalized 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school status dropouts, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2006
Table 3.4b. Percentage of all (institutionalized and noninstitutionalized) 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school status dropouts, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2006
Table 3.5. Percentage of 2003–04 high school seniors, by the highest expected level of educational attainment and race/ethnicity: 2004
Table 4.2a. Average reading scale scores, by race/ethnicity and grade: 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2007
Table 4.2b. Percentage distribution of students across reading achievement levels, by race/ethnicity and grade: 2007
Table 4.2c. Average reading scale scores and achievement levels for American Indians/Alaska Natives attending Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools and other public schools, by grade and selected states: 2005 and 2007
Table 4.3a. Average mathematics scale scores, by race/ethnicity and grade: 1996, 2000, 2005, and 2007
Table 4.3b. Percentage distribution of students across mathematics achievement levels, by race/ethnicity and grade: 2007
Table 4.3c. Average mathematics scale scores and achievement levels for American Indians/Alaska Natives attending Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools and other public schools, by grade and selected states: 2005 and 2007
Table 4.4a. Average science scale scores, by race/ethnicity and grade: 2000 and 2005
Table 4.4b. Percentage distribution of students across science achievement levels, by race/ethnicity and grade: 2005
Table 4.5a. Average U.S. history scale scores, by race/ethnicity and grade: Selected years, 1994, 2001, and 2006
Table 4.5b. Percentage distribution of students across U.S. history achievement levels, by race/ethnicity and grade: 2001 and 2006
Table 4.6. Percentage of public high school graduates who had completed a core academic track, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1982 to 2005
Table 4.7. Percentage of high school graduates who completed advanced academic courses, by school subject and race/ethnicity: 2004
Table 4.8a. Number and percent change of 12th-grade students taking Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, by race/ethnicity: 1999 through 2007
Table 4.8b. Average scores of 12th-grade students on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, by subject and race/ethnicity: 2007
Table 4.9a. Average SAT scores for college-bound seniors, by race/ethnicity and section: 1996–97 through 2006–07
Table 4.9b. Average ACT scores by race/ethnicity and subject: 1996–97 through 2006–07
Table 5.1a. Percentage of 8th-grade students in public schools with selected literacy resources at home, by race/ethnicity: 2007
Table 5.1bPercentage distribution of 8th-grade students in public schools according to frequency of reading for fun, by race/ethnicity: 2007
Table 5.2. Percentage of 8th-grade students in public schools who use a computer at home, by race/ethnicity: 2007
Table 5.3. Percentage of children ages 6–18 whose parents had completed high school, by parent and race/ethnicity: 2007
Table 5.4a. Number and percentage of children ages 5–17 who spoke a language other than English at home and who spoke English with difficulty, by race/ethnicity: 2006
Table 5.4b. Percentage of students who qualify for limited-English-proficient (LEP) services, by LEP enrollment status and race/ethnicity: 2006
Table 5.4c. Percentage distribution of 4th- and 8th-grade American Indian/Alaska Native students reporting use of traditional languages within families, by school density: 2007
Table 5.4d. Percentage distribution of 4th- and 8th-grade American Indian/Alaska Native students reporting attendance at American Indian/Alaska Native ceremonies and gatherings, by school density: 2007
Table 5.5a. Percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native students whose teachers integrated American Indian/Alaska Native culture and history into their curriculum, by school density, grade, curriculum, and frequency: 2007
Table 5.5b. Percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native school administrators reporting annual American Indian/Alaska Native community representative involvement in their school, by school density, grade, and frequency: 2007
Table 5.6. Percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native students, by the severity of problems reported by school administrators, density of the American Indian/Alaska Native schools, grade, and types of problems in school: 2007
Table 5.7. Percentage of children ages 12–17 who used alcohol, smoked cigarettes, or used marijuana, by selected time period and race/ethnicity: 2006
Table 5.8. Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported that they were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, engaged in a physical fight on school property, or carried a weapon to school, by race/ethnicity: 2005

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Chapter III. Postsecondary Education

Table 6.1a. Percentage distribution of students enrolled in public and private degree-granting institutions, by type of institution and race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1976 through 2006
Table 6.1b. Percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in colleges or universities, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, October 1996 to 2006
Table 6.2. Enrollment in tribally controlled colleges and number and percentage of students who are American Indians/Alaska Natives: Fall 2006
Table 6.3a. Percentage of full-time, full-year undergraduates receiving financial aid from any source, by race/ethnicity: 2003–04
Table 6.3b. Average amount of financial aid awarded from any source per full-time, full-year undergraduate student, by type of aid and race/ethnicity: 2003–04
Table 6.4. Number and percentage distribution of degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by level of degree, race/ethnicity, and sex: 2005–06
Table 6.5. Percentage of bachelor's degrees conferred in total and to American Indians/Alaska Natives by degree-granting institutions, by the 10 most popular fields of study: 2005–06
Table 6.6. Percentage of master's and doctoral degrees conferred in total and to American Indians/Alaska Natives by degree-granting institutions, by the most popular fields of study: 2005–06
Table 6.7. Percentage distribution of full-time instructional faculty in degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and academic rank: 2005

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Chapter IV. Outcomes of Education

Table 7.1. Percentage distribution of adults ages 25 and over, by highest level of educational attainment and race/ethnicity: 2007
Table 7.2. Unemployment rates of persons 16 years old and over, by educational attainment and race/ethnicity: 2007
Table 7.3. Median annual earnings of full-time, full-year wage and salary workers ages 25–34, by highest level of educational attainment and race/ethnicity: 2006

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Appendix A: Supplemental Tables

Table A-2.1a. Enrollment, American Indians/Alaska Natives as a percentage of total enrollment, and percentage distribution of American Indians/Alaska Natives enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools, by region and state: 2005–06
Table A-2.1b. Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by race/ethnicity and locale: 2005–06
Table A-2.1c. Number and percentage distribution of American Indians/Alaska Natives enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools, by percent of American Indian/Alaska Native enrollment: 2005–06
Table A-2.2. Number of Bureau of Indian Education(BIE)-funded school programs, by operational structure: Selected years, 1996–97 to 2006–07
Table A-2.3. Number of children ages 3 to 21 and number of children served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ages 3 to 21, in thousands, by race/ethnicity: 1998 to 2006
Table A-4.1a. Percentage of children demonstrating specific cognitive and motor skills at about 9 months of age, by race/ethnicity: 2000–01
Table A-4.1b. Percentage of children demonstrating specific cognitive and motor skills at about 2 years of age, by race/ethnicity: 2003–04
Table A-4.1c. Children demonstrating specific language, literacy, mathematics, color knowledge and fine motor skills at about 4 years of age, by race/ethnicity: 2005–06
Table A-6.1a. American Indian/Alaska Native enrollment (in thousands) in public and private degree-granting institutions, by type of institution and sex: Selected years, 1976 through 2006
Table A-6.1b. Percentage of total public and private degree-granting institution enrollment that is male, percentage that is female, and difference between male and female percentages, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1976 through 2006
Table A-6.2. Enrollment in tribally controlled colleges: Fall 1997 through fall 2006
Table A-6.4. Number and percentage of degrees awarded to American Indian/Alaska Native students, by level of degree and sex: 1976–77 through 2005–06
Table A-7.2. Unemployment rates for persons ages 16 and over, by race/ethnicity: 1997 through 2007

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