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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 3.3.  Percentage of spring 2002 high school sophomores, by high school completion status and race/ethnicity: 2006

Race/ethnicity Received high
school diploma
Received GED
or other
equivalency
  Enrolled in high
school or
working toward
equivalency
  No high school
credential, not
enrolled, and not
working toward
GED or
equivalent
  Certificate of
attendance
 
Total 87.8 3.9   3.2   4.6   0.5  
White 91.1 3.5   2.2   2.9   0.2  
Black 82.2 4.6   6.0   5.7   1.5  
Hispanic 80.9 4.3   4.3   10.0   0.5 !
Asian/Pacific Islander 92.6 2.1   2.6   2.4   0.1 !
American Indian/Alaska Native 74.7 9.3 ! 4.4 ! 11.7 ! #  
More than one race 85.1 5.7   4.0   5.0   0.1 !
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to total because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. High school completion status is unknown for less than 0.5 percent of the spring 2002 sophomore cohort. GED is a General Educational Development certificate.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), Second Follow-up, 2006.

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