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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008

Table 3.1.  Percentage distribution of 8th-grade students, by number of days absent from school in the preceding month and race/ethnicity: 2007

Race/ethnicity No absences One or more absences
Total1 45 55
White 45 55
Black 45 55
Hispanic 43 57
Asian/Pacific Islander 64 36
American Indian/Alaska Native 34 66
1 Total includes race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Reading Assessment. Retrieved from on January 27, 2008.

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