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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 4.2b.  Percentage distribution of students across reading achievement levels, by race/ethnicity and grade: 2007

Grade and level Total1 White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
4th grade            
Below basic 33 22 54 50 23 51
At or above basic 67 78 46 50 77 49
At or above proficient 33 43 14 17 46 18
At advanced 8 11 2 3 15 4
8th grade            
Below basic 26 16 45 42 20 44
At or above basic 74 84 55 58 80 56
At or above proficient 31 40 13 15 41 18
At advanced 3 4 # 1 5 2
# Rounds to zero.
1 Total includes races/ethnicities not separately shown.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. The reading data include students for whom accommodations were permitted. For a discussion of the reading achievement level definitions, see http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/reading/achieve.asp. 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 Assessments and NAEP Data Explorer ,retrieved January 25, 2008, from http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nde/.

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