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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008

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

Race/ethnicity Number of
Number of
children served
under IDEA
Percent of
children in each
group served
under IDEA
distribution of
children served
under IDEA
Total 78,158,284 6,693,292 8.6 100.0
White 47,465,391 3,948,876 8.3 59.0
Black 11,738,213 1,335,870 11.4 20.0
Hispanic 14,886,994 1,154,217 7.8 17.2
Asian/Pacific Islander 3,322,196 153,265 4.6 2.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 745,490 101,064 13.6 1.5
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Data Analysis System (DANS), "Children with Disabilities Receiving Special Education Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act," 2006.

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