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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


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

Grade and state Average scale score   Percent
Below basic   At basic   At proficient   At advanced   At or above basic
2005 2007 2005 2007 2005 2007 2005 2007 2005 2007 2005 2007
Grade 4                                  
Nation 204 204   52 51   30 30   15 15   3 4   48 49
Alaska 183 188   71 67   20 24   8 8   1 2   29 33
Arizona 184 184   75 71   17 21   7 6   1 2   25 29
Montana 201 204   55 50   32 33   12 14   1 3   45 50
New Mexico 186 193   72 66   22 24   6 9   # 1   28 34
North Dakota 198 201   61 56   31 31   8 12     39 44
Oklahoma 211 213   43 40   35 36   18 20   3 5   57 60
South Dakota 194 192   63 65   26 26   10 8   1 1   37 35
                                   
Grade 8                                  
Nation 249 247   41 43   41 39   16 16   1 2   59 57
Alaska 240 236   51 55   39 35   10 9   #   49 45
Arizona 238 232   57 60   32 32   10 7   #   43 40
Montana 247 249   44 43   41 36   15 19   1 1   56 57
New Mexico 236 233   56 59   39 34   5 7   #   44 41
North Dakota 248 246   41 44   45 44   13 11   #   59 56
Oklahoma 254 256   34 33   47 44   19 21   # 2   66 67
South Dakota 238 241   54 50   36 37   10 12   #   46 50
# Rounds to zero.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Scale score ranges from 0 to 500. The reading data include students for whom accommodations were permitted. For a discussion of the reading scale score definitions and achievement levels, see http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/reading/scale.asp and http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/reading/achieve.asp. National and state data presented in this table represent American Indian/Alaska Native students only. Estimates include students who attended BIE and other public schools. Therefore, estimates presented here differ from those presented in table 4.2a, where private schools were included.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Performance of American Indian and Alaska Native Students at Grades 4 and 8 on NAEP 2007 Reading and Mathematics Assessments (NCES 2008-457). National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), National Indian Education Study (NIES), 2007.

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